India is not, as people keep calling it, an underdeveloped country, but rather, in the context of its history and cultural heritage, a highly developed one in an advanced state of decay.
– Shashi Tharoor
Kicking off my Reading page with one of the contemporary Indian author, whose books are excellent example of fiction and diction. Though I am a more non -fiction person, but I do read a lot of fiction.
The Book –
Riot, as the book title, has the backdrop of one of the infamous riot about religious fanaticism. But the book evolves in a diary entry process with a good amount of a blooming love story, India’s problem of over -population, cross -cultural ties, political setbacks, intricacies of human relationships and how history is interpreted.
It is a love story but not Mills & Boon category, though I found several touches of the category.
The book is inspired by the Babri Masjid happenings. Very crisply written. The author has portrayed a chunk of India in not too many words.
The author –
Shashi Tharoor was a career official at The United Nations. He left the service and joined politics. He is an elected Member of Parliament. Inspite of all political and personal controversies, he is an award winning writer of 15 bestselling work of fiction and non -fiction.
Happy reading !! 🙂
Cheers !! 😀