In his long-awaited new novel, Shashi Tharoor, the acclaimed author of The Great Indian Noveland Show Business,whom the Independent(London) called "one of the finest novelists writing in English today," once again triumphs. Experimenting masterfully with narrative form, he chronicles the mystery of Priscilla Hart’s death through the often contradictory accounts of a dozen or more characters, all of whom relate their own versions of the events surrounding her killing. Like his two previous novels, Riotprobes and reveals the richness of India, and is at once about love, hate, cultural collision, the ownership of history, religious fanaticism, and the impossibility of knowing the truth.
In plot, style, and characterization, Shashi Tharoor’s latest novel is a brilliant tour de force.
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Forster's novel ''A Passage to India.'' Like Forster's heroine, Adela Quested, Tharoor's Priscilla is a kind of symbol of the range of Western responses to India: desire, revulsion, fear, romanticism and proselytizing zeal.Nov 25 2001 | Read Full Review of Riot: A Love Story
Lakshman, the graduate of a highly selective Indian college, St. Stephens, has a penchant for Wilde, but he is bound to Indian tradition, and listens when his friend, police chief and fellow St. Stephens alumnus Gurinder Singh, emphasizes that, in Indian eyes, Priscilla is incurably promiscuous.| Read Full Review of Riot: A Love Story
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