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Arcade Publishing, 2001 - Fiction - 272 pages
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In his new, long-awaited novel, Shashi Tharoor, the acclaimed author of The Great Indian Novel and Show Business, whom the Independent (London) called "one of the finest novelists writing in English today", once again experiments masterfully with narrative form. The story revolves around a young American volunteer in India and the mystery surrounding the circumstances of her death. Like the Japanese classic Rashomon, in RIOT there are disturbingly different versions of the events, and everyone is convinced they hold the truth. In plot, style, and characterization, Shashi Tharoor's latest novel is a brilliant tour de force.

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Riot tells multiple stories of India in a single plot. - Goodreads
His writing never failed to appeal to me. - Goodreads
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For most people India is Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi. Most don't realize that there are 1000 cultures inside India of which most contradict each other. Shouldn't this much diversity cause a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shreya Prakash agarwal - Goodreads

Shashi Tharoor is superhuman wrt how much he knows, how widely, deeply, clearly he thinks and how lucidly he writes. Riot is no exception. It talks about a subject very close to my heart - the Babri ... Read full review

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Tharoor was born in London and brought up in Bombay and Calcutta. A winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize, he is the interim head of the Department of Public Information of the United States.

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