My Books

An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India (2016)
Publication Year:    2016

In An era of Darkness, Shashi Tharoor reveals with acuity, impeccable research, and trademark wit, just how disastrous British rule was for India. Besides examining the many ways in which the colonizers exploited India, ranging from the drain of national resources to Britain, the destruction.....

India Shastra: Reflections on the Nation in our Time (2015)
Publication Year:    2015
India Shastra is a collection of 100 articles and essays, some longish, some rather short, that seek to convey a portrait of contemporary India from the perspective of late 2014......
India: The Future Is Now
Publication Year:    2013
India: The Future Is Now, published in 2013, is a collection of thoughts of young Indian Members of Parliament. This book raises many questions about various problems and challenges that India faces today. The contributors come from opposing political parties, and urban and rural backgrounds. Howeve.....
Pax Indica: India and the World of the 21st Century
Publication Year:    2012
Indian diplomacy, a veteran told Shashi Tharoor many years ago, is like the love-making of an elephant: it is conducted at a very high level, accompanied by much bellowing, and the results are not known for two years. In this lively, informative and insightful work,.....
Shadows Across The Playing Field: 60 Years Of India-Pakistan Cricket
Publication Year:    2009
Shadows Across The Playing Field: 60 Years Of India-Pakistan Cricket.....
The Elephant, The Tiger, And the Cell Phone: Reflections on India - the Emerging 21st-Century Power
Publication Year:    2007
Tharoor discusses the strengths and weaknesses of his rapidly evolving homeland in five areas politics, economics, culture, society, and sports and takes a fresh look at the world's second most populous country......
Bookless in Baghdad
Publication Year:    2005
Supremely personal, yet always probing and analytical, this brilliant collection of essays is part memoir, part literary criticism......
Nehru: The Invention of India
Publication Year:    2003
An incisive new biography of the great secularist who—alongside his spiritual father, Mahatma Gandhi—led the movement for India’s independence from British rule and ushered his newly independent country into the modern world......
Kerala: God's Own Country
Publication Year:    2002
With text by Shashi Tharoor and paintings by the renowned M.F. Husain.....
Riot
Publication Year:    2001
A powerful novel–set in and around a riot in India in 1989–about love hate, cultural collision, religious fanaticism, the ownership of history, and the impossibility of knowing the truth by the award-winning author of The Great Indian Novel......
India: From Midnight to the Millennium and Beyond
Publication Year:    1997
Author Shashi Tharoor has spent half of his life outside of India, yet his position as a “NRI” (Non-resident Indian) has given him the distance and perspective necessary to produce India: From Midnight to the Millennium and Beyond, an in-depth critique of the country’s first fifty years of independe.....
The Five Dollar Smile And Other Stories
Publication Year:    1993
This touching and funny collection of stories showcases Tharoor’s daunting literary acumen, as well as the keen sensitivity that informs his ability to write profoundly and entertainingly on themes ranging from family conflict to death......
Show Business
Publication Year:    1991
A rollicking novel about the razzle-dazzle of the Hindi film industry, know as Bollywood. “Exuberant and clever . . . both affectionately and fiercely done.”–New York Times Books ReviewNotable book of the year.....
The Great Indian Novel
Publication Year:    1989
The Great Indian Novel is a satirical novel by Shashi Tharoor. It is a fictional work that takes the story of the Mahabharata, the epic of Hindu mythology, and recasts and resets it in the context of the Indian Independence Movement and the first three decades post-independence. Figures from Indian .....
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