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Author Tharoor, Shashi, 1956-

Title Bookless in Baghdad : reflections on writing and writers / by Shashi Tharoor.

Published New York : Arcade Pub., [2005]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  823.914 THAROOR    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description 277 pages ; 21 cm
Summary "In this book Shashi Tharoor tells us what Iraqis go through in their beleaguered land merely to get hold of a book, and how selling books from their own libraries on the street helps some put bread on the table. He reminisces about growing up with books in India and discusses the importance of the Mahabharata in Indian life and history. He also offers a poignant homage to Pablo Neruda and astute views on Salman Rushdie and India's love for Wodehouse, Pushkin, Kipling, Le Carre, and Churchill that make for fascinating reading. Tharoor's insightful takes on Hollywood and Bollywood will intrigue even the most demanding cinephile."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Tharoor, Shashi, 1956-
Tharoor, Shashi, 1956- -- Books and reading.
Authors, Indic -- 20th century -- Biography.
Books and reading -- Iraq -- Baghdad.
Literature -- History and criticism.
Books and reading.
ISBN 1559707577 (alk. paper)