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Shashi Tharoor

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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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Swimmer Among the Stars Stories
Kanishk Tharoor - Jan 18, 2016
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An interview with the last speaker of a language. A chronicle of the final seven days of a town that is about to be razed to the ground by an invading army. The lonely voyage of an elephant from Kerala to a princess’s palace in Morocco. A fabled cook who flavours his food with precious stones. A coterie of international diplomats trapped in near-Ea...
Shashi Tharoor
Feb 25, 2019
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
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
Milan Kundera - Apr 07, 1999 (first published in 1979)
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Commissioned and closely monitored by Milan Kundera himself, this new translation brings a clarity and unmatched fidelity to the author's original text. Widely held as a work of genius, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting is the novel that first brought him to the forefront of the international literary scene. Rich in stories, characters and imagin...
Shashi Tharoor
Feb 25, 2019
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 - Jan 01, 2002 (first published in 1933)
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It's Heavy Weather for Lord Emsworth and the Empress, especially with the appalling Sir Gregory Parsloe-Parsloe snooping around with designs on the prize pig....
Shashi Tharoor
Feb 25, 2019
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
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Feb 21, 2006 (first published in 1967)
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One of the most influential literary works of our time, One Hundred Years of Solitude remains a dazzling and original achievement by the masterful Gabriel García Márquez, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.One Hundred Years of Solitude tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of ...
Shashi Tharoor
Feb 25, 2019
3/7 One Hundred Years Of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez; extraordinary, magical reinvention of the Latin-American experience. @kanishktharoor      source
The Discovery of India
Jawaharlal Nehru - Feb 25, 2015 (first published in 1991)
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Affectionately called Chacha/Uncle Nehru, he was loved by the masses. He also wrote very well, and was, with Mahatma Gandhi and others, one of the architects of Indian Freedom. He was also the first Prime Minister of India....
Shashi Tharoor
Feb 25, 2019
2/7 The Discovery of India by Jawaharlal Nehru; a profound vision of what has made India and Nehru. @SunilKhilnani      source