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Bookless in Baghdad free pdf Shashi Tharoor is once again at his provocative best. In the titular piece, we learn what Iraqis go through in their beleaguered land merely to get hold of a book- what does it mean when selling books, selling culture, out of one's own library is the only way to put bread on the table? Later, Tharoor reminisces about growing up with books in India and the central position of classics like the Mahabharata in developing his own literary identity. The poignant homage to Chilean poet Pablo Neruda recalls his incendiary deathbed challenge as an oppressive military regime invaded his home: "There is only one thing of danger for you here-my poetry!" "The defining features of today's world," Tharoor writes of the global stage, "are the relentless forces of globalization-the same forces used by the terrorists in their macabre dance of death and destruction." His astute views on Salman Rushdie, India's love for P. G. Wodehouse, Rudyard Kipling, Aleksandr Pushkin, John le Carre, V. S. Naipaul, and Winston Churchill make for fascinating reading. His insightful takes on Hollywood and Bollywood will intrigue even the most demanding cinephile. Together, these thirty-nine pieces reveal the inner workings of one of today's most eclectic writers.

About Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor was born in London and brought up in Bombay and Calcutta. He has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the International Herald Tribune, the Times of India, and Foreign Affairs. A human rights activist and winner of a Commonwealth Writers Prize, he is currently a member of the Indian Parliament and lives in New Dehli, India.

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Author : Shashi Tharoor
Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing
Data Published : 10 May 2012
ISBN : 1611454085
EAN : 9781611454086
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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