"A wickedly funny satire, sparing no one, not even Mahatma Gandhi . . . Just thinking about it makes me want to go back and reread it."—Fareed Zakaria, New York Times Book Review
In this award-winning novel, Shashi Tharoor has masterfully recast the two-thousand-year-old epic, The Mahabharata, with fictionalized but highly recognizable events and characters from twentieth-century Indian politics. Blending history and myth, Tharoor directs his satire as much against Indian foibles as the bumbling of the British rulers to chronicle the struggle for Indian freedom and independence.
The Great Indian Novel is a dazzling tapestry of prose and verse that is alternately outrageous and instructive, hilarious and moving,