Shashi Tharoor, for all his literary and diplomatic talent is disliked by some; one of them
being Sharath Rao.
But, even Sharath will end up praising The Great Indian Novel which super-imposes the
Mahabharata on both pre- and post- Independence and Emergency India.
The analogies are awesome:
Mahatma Gandhi - Bheeshma
Jawaharlal Nehru - Dritharashtra
Subhash Chandra Bose - Pandu
Indira Gandhi - Duryodhana (cleverly renamed as Priya Duryodhani in this book)
Jaiprakash Narayan - Drona etc
Go get your copy folks!! Its a nice read; and as a bonus it would help you to understand
better the entity known as India.