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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Bookless in Baghdad

His insightful takes on Hollywood and Bollywood will intrigue even the most demanding cinephile. Looks interesting, and a suitable introduction for a layman par excellence. That is no malice in Tharoor’s bokkless, merely candour and straight-talk. Find out more about OverDrive accounts. I would recommend giving the rest of the book a miss, and just reading the last pages to get a sense of Tharoor the author, and the thinker.

The Summing Up: Shashi Tharoor’s Bookless In Baghdad

Well, was I glad I picked this up! Well, for that Tharoor has to definitely write another book, and I certainly look forward to reading it.

One is aware that he has constantly stolen time from his busy schedules to write all his books — most of which have won rave reviews. This book is for people who are not quick to form judgement and savour the various facts and puns that spring forth from the pages of a book. bookkess

As the cover says, this is a collection of writings on writers. I don’t mind that, but be prepared for it, otherwise it may put you off.

Appropriations talk about some lighter topics remotley related to reading and in Interragotaions, speeches given by Tharoor looking at the larger picture.

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Bookless in Baghdad: Reflections on Writing and Writers by Shashi Tharoor

The book is a must read and will give you a perspective on the Indian literary legends. Some of the content the exact same words repeats across the book, and in places the book appears self-indulgent and elitist. I assume he was invited to these things bookless on the strength that he was senior member of India’s diplomatic corps rather than a highly successful author. One of the things to admire about Tharoor’s writing, besides his immaculate language, is his ability to make a definite point at the end of every essay in the most lucid manner.

Having read numerous newspaper articles of shashi tharoor along with a compilation of the same in the elephant the tiger and the cellphone I thought I had become fairly acquainted with his views on everything remotely related bwghdad him and to his mother land.

However, what emerges clearly from reading Bookless In Baghdad is Tharoor’s acute literary bent of mind. But the most touching chapter is the title one, where he describes his visit to Baghdad and a book bazaar where a cornucopia of books were laid out for sale. The kind who derive infinite joy discovering new words and phrases.

Spread over 40 essays, Bookless In Baghdad offers Tharoor’s excellent commentary on all matters literary.

Shashi Tharoor has a real penchant for words and it shines through and through.


I found in him a kindred soul here as it brought me happy memories of boomless high school days when I and my friends used to feverishly devour PGW books one after another. All in all, a fantastic and fascinating lens to examine India though, especially for a first-time visitor.

The book is a must read and will give you a perspective on the Indian I don’t understand why are there a handful of reviews for this great book. This page was last edited on bookldss Julyat Shashi Tharoor, in his present role as Minister, may have come under a lot of attack for a variety of reasons. Stephen schooling and UN duty. As the names suggest each bunch deals with Tharoor’s different views on various subjects. Other than about Indian writers visiting France as part of ‘Belles Etrangeres’ inan unnamed ‘Chennai socialite’ who irked Tharoor with her scathing commenatory about his sartorial sense and review of his book, and bit about Baghdad post-war, I personally did not learn much.

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Here the reader feels the thrall of seeing the writers he adores taking a human form from the hands of Tharoor. Three decades earlier, Wodehouse had reacted to the passing of his stepdaughter, Leonora, with the numbed words: Supremely personal, yet always probing and analytical, this brilliant collection of essays bafhdad part memoir, part literary criticism. Together, these 39 pieces reveal the inner workings of one of today’s most eclectic writers.

Deigning to read this book may be impossible for seasoned readers.

Yours Sincerely, Vismay Harani Time is not a controlled sequence of events in our minds, but an amalgamations of all events, past to present. I have for long fancied myself as an independent spirit, to me, my opinions seemed impregnable from the seepage of all possible color, but I discovered yet again that there exist a possibility of correction.