Show Business : A Novel

    Show Business : A Novel (English, Paperback, Shashi Tharoor)

    Show Business : A Novel  (English, Paperback, Shashi Tharoor)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin
    • ISBN: 9780140154641, 0140154647
    • Edition: 01, 2000
    • Pages: 310
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    Visitors come and go, taking, praying, pleading with him to rise from his coma but there is no reaction from Banjara, a prisoner of the technicolour film that play inside his head. As if for the first time, he watches himself rise to the heights of Bomaby's commercial cinema from unremarkable beginnings, and encounter again all the people he met and used along the way... As a backdrop to these characters is an endless carousel of the major hits he's acted in-guady, exuberant, beguiling- a never ending fantasy that (as be realizes now, when he is unable to redeem a single moment) took over his life completely and transformed it into an astonishing, compelling lie. Show Business is many books rolle dinto one-it is a story about the telling of stories, it is a wonderfully funny tale about the romance and folly of cinema, it is a novel on an epic scale of ambition, greed love, deception and death. And, perhaps most important, it is a fable for our time which teaches us that we live in a world where illusion is the only reality and nothing is what is seems.

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      • PENGUIN
    • Publication Year
      • 2000
    • Table of Contents
        • Ashok
        • Godambo
        • Pranay
        • Ashok
        • Judai
        • Kulbhushan
        • Ashok
        • Dil Ek Qila: The First Treatment
        • Interval: Cheetah's Chatter
        • Dil Ek Qila: The Second Treatment
        • Mehnaz Elahi
        • Ashok
        • Mechanic
        • Ashwin
        • Ashok
        • Kalki
        • Voices
        • Ashok
        • Acknowledgements
    • Authored By
      • Shashi Tharoor
    • Author Info
      • Shashi Tharoor is the prize-winning author of ten books, both fiction and non-fiction, and a widely published critic, commentator and columnist (including for The Hindu, Times of India and Newsweek). In 2007 he concluded a nearly twenty-nine-year career with the United Nations, including working for refugees in South-East Asia at the peak of the 'boat people' crisis, handling peace-keeping operations in the former Yugoslavia, and culminating as the Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information. In 2006 he was India's candidate to succeed Kofi Annan as UN Secretary-General, and emerged a strong second out of seven contenders. Dr Tharoor earned his PhD at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at the age of twenty-two, and was named by the World Economic Forum in Davos in 1998 as a 'Global Leader of Tomorrow'. He was awarded the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman, India's highest honour for overseas Indians. For more on Shashi Tharoor, please visit
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    Confessions of a Tharoor fan

    After reading Riot: a novel, I was swept away by Shashi Tharoor's writing and it also prompted me to read this book. Brilliant writing from one of the most ignored but best Indian writers in English. Shashi Tharoor is not one of those new so called writers (whose English I think makes Shakespeare turn around in his grave!) nor is he a Salman Rushdie that you have turn to the dictionary for every third word. In this book, supposedly based on Amitabh Bachhan, Tharoor writes about the Hindi film...

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    19 Feb, 2012

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