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Shashi Tharoor is an Indian politician, writer and former international diplomat who has been serving as Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, since 2009. He was formerly Under-Secretary General of the United Nations and contested for the post of Secretary-General in 2006
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A Cry in the Wilderness
The Works of Narayana Guru
Narayana Guru - 2022-09-25
What is your name, from where, of which caste, what job, how old? One who is free from such questions, his alone is beatitude. In the verdant countryside of south-west India, at the turn of the last century, lived the great poet-seer Narayana Guru. His message was very 'Man is of one caste, one religion and one God / Of one same womb, one same form...
Shashi Tharoor
Yesterday was a good day to discover this remarkable book, “A Cry in the Wilderness: The Works of Narayana Guru” translated into English by Vinaya Chaitanya. The Guru’s insights into the human condition remain timelessly relevant in our society today. Well done @HarperCollinsIN!      source
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Swimmer Among the Stars Stories
Kanishk Tharoor - 2016-01-18 (first published in 2017)
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Explore a world of unique and unforgettable tales with Swimmer Among the Stars Stories. From an interview with the last speaker of a language to a fabled cook who flavours food with precious stones, each story in this collection is a captivating journey. Don't miss the chance to experience these imaginative and thought-provoking narratives.
Shashi Tharoor
A special 8th book, which i loved more than all the others: Swimmer Among the Stars by @KanishkTharoor, a wonderful collection of stories that break conventions of time&space, evoking w/insight & compassion our old&new worlds. By a hugely talented writer who happens to be my son.      source
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The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
Milan Kundera - 1999-05-01 (first published in 1979)
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A brilliant work of fiction, exploring different aspects of modern existence in seven beautifully integrated parts. From the fading memory of a lost love to the erasure of "enemies" of communism from historical records, this novel is rich in stories, characters, and imaginative range. Written by a genius author who was once forbidden to publish in his home country, this new translation brings unmatched fidelity to his original work.
Shashi Tharoor
6/7 The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera: A moving, evocative experience of East European history, informed by a rare insight into humanity. @ishaantharoor      source
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Heavy Weather
P. G. Wodehouse - 2012-07-02 (first published in 1933)
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Set in the quirky world of Lord Emsworth, Heavy Weather promises a hilarious and chaotic ride full of scheming and conniving. Brace yourself for the arrival of Sir Gregory Parsloe-Parsloe, who has set his sights on nothing less than the prized pig, while the Empress and Lord Emsworth struggle to keep up with the mayhem. Get ready for a whirlwind of amusement that will leave you laughing out loud.
Shashi Tharoor
4/7 Heavy Weather by P. G Wodehouse: One of the funniest of Wodehouse’s well-crafted masterpieces, among the many others he’s written; any one of several other masterworks by him would do as well. @TharoorBhakt      source
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One Hundred Years of Solitude
Gabriel Garcia Marquez - 2003-06-24 (first published in 1967)
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This literary masterpiece by a Nobel Prize winner tells the story of Macondo, the mythical town, through the history of the Buendía family. It is a captivating tale of rise and fall, birth and death, and unforgettable characters. With lyrical magic that strikes the soul, this novel is a must-read for all who seek truth, compassion, and meaning in life.
Shashi Tharoor
3/7 One Hundred Years Of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez; extraordinary, magical reinvention of the Latin-American experience. @kanishktharoor      source
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The Discovery of India
Jawaharlal Nehru - 2004-10-31 (first published in 1946)
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Exploring the beauty and history of India, this book offers insight into the nation's freedom movement and the life of its first Prime Minister. Written by a beloved figure in Indian politics and literature, readers will gain a deeper connection to India and its people.
Shashi Tharoor
2/7 The Discovery of India by Jawaharlal Nehru; a profound vision of what has made India and Nehru. @SunilKhilnani      source