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Author: Shashi Tharoor
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Title: Riot: A Love Story
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Publisher: Arcade Publishing (April 18, 2011)
Pages: 288

Riot: A Love Story by Shashi Tharoor



The life and death of an idealistic young American volunteer working in India and the mystery surrounding her death are revealed from a variety of perspectives, in a powerful novel set during an 1989 riot in India. By the author of The Great Indian Novel. Tharoor, perhaps one of the finest novelists writing in English today, delivers a tale of ignited passions wrapped in a heartfelt treatise on the complexities of Indian society. Deloris Tarzan Ament, Riot A love Story Excerpts. Interview About An Era Of Darkness.

Riot: A Love Story Book Summary and Study Guide. Shashi Tharoor Booklist Shashi Tharoor Message Board. Priscilla Hart, a young idealistic American student, travels to India to volunteer with a female population-control awareness program. In the course of her work in the small town of Zalilgarh, Priscilla meets an attractive, but very married, government official. An instant affinity is felt by both of them and a torrid, clandestine love affair ensures.

Shashi Tharoor's RIOT: A LOVE STORY focuses on the mysterious killing of a young American woman during violent Hindu-Muslim riots in the village of Zalilgrah, India. As a result the reader is granted multiple viewpoints of not only the riot itself but also broader religious tensions and history of India. Slowly Priscilla's experiences in India are revealed up to the moment of her death. I've read a fair amount of Indian Literature and this book impressed me by placing the Hindu-Muslim riots in the proper historical and religious contexts. Most books in this genre might simply refer to religious tensions and violence but they rarely progress further.

SHASHI THAROOR is the author of three novels, Riot, Show Business,and The Great Indian Novel, and two works of nonfiction, India: From Midnight to the Millenniumand Nehru:A Biography, all published by Arcade. He has written for the New York Times,the Washington Post,the International Herald Tribune,the Times of India,the Indian Express,and Foreign Affairs. He was born in London and educated in India and the United States. Winner of a Commonwealth Writers Prize, Tharoor is the United Nations undersecretary of communication and public information. He lives in New York City.

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Riot tells multiple stories of India in a single plot. Its a full on thumbs up from me.

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A powerful novel set in and around a riot in India in 1989.
Reviews: 7
Camper
This is an ambitious book that succeeds. Based on several real events, it encompasses the Hindu-Muslim conflict, centuries old, the history of India itself, American naivete, corporate behavior in foreign countries, and the tragedy of people deeply emotionally ... involved in a relationship that has no future. The author leaves the reader with the hope that diverse peoples in the same country won't end up the same way. The style, with multiple points of view and "chapters" in different formats, e.g., diaries, newspaper articles, narratives, dialogues as in a play, is very difficult to pull off, and most writers don't succeed. They end up losing and confusing the reader. This author makes it work. I give a book 5 stars when it provokes thought and curiosity, tells me about something new, and makes me want to learn more. This book did it all.
WtePSeLNaGAyko
The writing style in this book allows for multiple points of view and in a lot of ways allows the reader to draw his or her own conclusions about what really happened. Very cleverly written compelling story with a very complex cultural & historical backdrop. The characters while interesting and compelling are not exactly likable or really even sympathetic.
Arador
Great read.
Yggdi
The ill-fated romance of Priscilla Hart, a young American working at a birth control clinic in India, and Lakshman, an older, married, Indian civil servant, is an engrossing story in its own right, but it serves a much wider purpose in this ambitious and utterly fascinating novel. It provides the limited, manageable context through which the author asks questions about cultural identity and presents an impassioned plea for understanding and tolerance among cultures. Priscilla, we discover on the first page, was stabbed to death by an unknown assailant during a riot in Zalilgarh, a riot instigated by militant Hindus wanting to build a temple on the site of an ancient Muslim mosque. Many other, competing social and political forces contributed to the unrest which resulted in the riot, however, and the author clearly believes that the religious and ethnic extremism which has arisen in India in recent years has destroyed the traditional fabric of Indian society and may eventually be the undoing of the nation.

There is no narrator here to interpret the events of Priscilla's death and of the riot. Tharoor leaves all interpretation up to the reader. Through newspaper stories, entries in Priscilla's scrapbook, letters to her best friend at home and to Lakshman, transcripts of meetings with goverment officials, and a reporter's interviews with extremist religious leaders, the police, and professors (who provide the reader with crucial historical background), the passionate affair of Priscilla and Lakshman comes to life, and the complex and tumultuous forces which contribute to her death emerge.

Tharoor is a smooth and disciplined writer who respects his characters and his readers. He presents historical background clearly and allows for multiple interpretations of events, assigning no blame and making no declarations of truth. His American characters are realistic, and the contrasts of their values with those of traditional Indians are presented insightfully. Amazingly, he manages to bring to life the world of traditional India, its cultures, its ironies, its recent history, and its possible future, in fewer than 300 pages, and he does so within the context of a love story which epitomizes the incredible difficulty of separating our selves from our cultures. This is a novel which enlightens while it entertains, presenting a rational view of irrational behaviors. Mary Whipple
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Shashi Tharoor's RIOT: A LOVE STORY focuses on the mysterious killing of a young American woman during violent Hindu-Muslim riots in the village of Zalilgrah, India. Priscilla Hart, an idealistic 24-year-old volunteer for a population control non-governmental agency, was the only non-Indian victim of the riots: was she simply in the wrong place at the wrong time or did her brutal death have a premeditated motive? After hearing about Priscilla's death her estranged parents fly to India to try to uncover circumstances leading up to her demise and are joined by an American journalist stationed in New Delhi.

The format of this novel is innovative and unique; included are snippets of American newspaper articles covering Priscilla's death, interview transcripts of both Hindu and Muslim leaders in addition to local police officers, Priscilla's journal entries and letters written to a beloved friend back home, and more. As a result the reader is granted multiple viewpoints of not only the riot itself but also broader religious tensions and history of India. Slowly Priscilla's experiences in India are revealed up to the moment of her death.

I've read a fair amount of Indian Literature and this book impressed me by placing the Hindu-Muslim riots in the proper historical and religious contexts. Most books in this genre might simply refer to religious tensions and violence but they rarely progress further. I'm not sure if the authors of these other books take for granted that the reader already has a sufficient foundation or if they simply neglect to provide the appropriate background. Regardless, Shashi Tharoor did what others fail to do; he granted me a more thorough understanding of this complex subject than I ever had before. For this reason alone I give this book five stars. Highly recommend!