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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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A one line review for this book would be - He could have done so much better! Shashi Tharoor is a seasoned diplomat and is very well-known for his astute observations about India. Especially his for ... Read full review

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Riot- A Novel The 'sacred text of Hindus', the Ramayana, tells the story of Rama, the king of Ayodhya, who was put in a dilemma: his duty as a king or his duty as a lover/husband is more important? He ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

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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