Bookless In Baghdad – Kindle edition by Shashi Tharoor. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like. 6 Dec However, what emerges clearly from reading Bookless In Baghdad is Tharoor’s acute literary bent of mind. One is aware that he has constantly. – Buy Bookless in Baghdad book online at best prices in India on Read Bookless in Baghdad book reviews & author details and more at.

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Please help to baghdwd notability by citing reliable secondary sources that are independent of the topic and provide significant coverage of it beyond a mere trivial mention. In others, he meanders, and wanders far away from the themes the title of the piece suggests.

But I shall touch on points that I think will make you want to read this. Penguin Shashi Tharoor in his present role as Minister may have come under sharp attack for a variety of reasons. Yours Sincerely, Vismay Harani The book is organized in five sections. Boomless some reason, it makes me more sympathetic towards Tharoor. His essay on Globalization and Human Imagination is very well though-out and brings to our attention the essential source of terrorism — Marginalization, exclusion, political exploitation, and most importantly, Education.

With my superior intelligence, I have out-generalled the man this time by putting in all the old Wodehouse abghdad under the same names. I learned many things leafing through the pages, for instance about Rushdie, Pablo Neruda and Pushkin, for instance Baghdzd did not know that there existed a Wodehouse society in Stephens and the only one in the world! I am always As the cover booklless, this is a collection of writings on writers.

This book of Mr. The book has nothing to do with Baghdad or “booklessness”.

Bookless in Baghdad

boojless Each essay initiated hours of personal research. Writing styles are as varied as the topics; descriptive when talking about literary festivals, didactic when talking about India and unity in diversity, snappy and witty in other articles.

What he has intended to convey in those books and why make the central baghcad of some chapters of the book. That is no malice in Tharoor’s observations, merely candour and straight-talk. Well, for that Tharoor has to definitely write another book, and I certainly look forward to reading it. This didn’t bother us in the slightest: He expounds on topics like literary criticism and reviewing patterns.

This book is not bokkless another I-love-literature-because-I’m-a-writer’ sort of bookit’s more than that! I assume he was invited to these things more on the strength that he was senior member of India’s diplomatic corps rather than a highly successful author. Last two essays in the book ‘Globalization and the Human Imagination’ which was a speech Tharoor delivered in Berlin in had lot of repetition from his essay ‘Mining the Mahabharatha’.

To live is more than just to sustain life – bqghdad is to enrich, and be enriched by, life. Oct 08, Prashant rated it it was amazing Shelves: Such a fun read. He speaks highly of Salman Rushdie and dismisses R K Narayan while computing their contribution to literature. Though I skipped paragraphs at times due to their irrelevancy to the topic being discussed, Bookless in Baghdad is a book I would read again, just to digest fully the wit baghhdad wisdom of Shashi Tharoor.

The prime motto of the book seems to provide an insight to Indian readers or whoever reads the book This book, as the title suggests, is a collection of Tharoor’s writings about readings, which appeared in bxghdad leading newspapers and magazines.

Shashi Tharoor is a member of the Indian Parliament from the Thiruvananthapuram constituency in Kerala. Refresh and try again.

I will make away with the worst of it first. I have read only his novel ‘riot ‘ apat from this book. When he recently put himself up at a five star suite for months on end because the baghddad bungalow was not ready, many thought it was unbecoming of a public representative.

Bookless in Baghdad: Reflections on Writing and Writers

Some of all this is enjoyable but quite a lot is a tad boring, especially when he starts sprinkling anecdotes from his St. He offers a measured, if trenchant, critique of R.

There may be something more Freudian to it but for now we can agree that I have liked reading this book quite a lot. From telling bookleds about his childhood days and how books became dear to him; to how he looks upon the eminent contemporary authors and some grt authors from the prvious generation. Overall, you can’t help but pity Tharoor as you finish this book, that such a well read man, highly successful at the UN, but still ended up tangling himself in corruption scandals and getting sacked from a ministerial job, and now living in disgrace, god-alone-knows-where with a trophy wife.

Mr Tharoor seems to be one who doesn’t mince words; I personally like that. I smirked at myself at first, for picking this one because my best friend is crazy about the author and has sung his praises in my ears every single day of the last one year!

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I was with my mother for this huge prize-selection trip for her college students which required us to stay in a bookshop all day long. Oct 06, Sukanya rated it it was amazing. I just bought the book simply because it is a Shashi Tharoor book and so it has got to be good, witty and insightful. Discover what to read next. His writing is fluid,witty baghdac tongue-in-cheek at many instances. Nov 19, MI rated it it was baghdsd.

His novel Show Business was made into the film ‘Bollywood’ Also answered my question how a good book can influence one persons thoughts. Writing, Reading, criticism, book-reviews, musings – this book is a joyride if u like Tharoor’s elegance, wit and irreverence.

Bookless in Baghdad: On Writing and Writers

His writing is fluid,witty and Only a well-read and well-travelled person could have written this book. It is likely to contain more self-indulgent tripe.

So as a parting note I would like to tell you, sir, that though I wouldn’t most certainly drool over your every adjective, but if I do bookleess phrases like, ‘That consensus is around the simple principle that in a democracy you don’t really need to agree – except on the ground rules of how will you disagree. Reconsiderations, his writings on various authors like Wodehouse, Pushkin, Narayana and even Rushdie and Naipaul.

That is not all.