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The Elephant, the Tiger and the Cellphone

The Elephant, the Tiger and the Cellphone

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The Elephant; the Tiger & the Cellphone is a book written by Indian politician and noted writer Shashi Tharoor. The book is available online in the paperback format. It was published on 23rd July 2012 by Penguin India Publication Ltd.


In the book, the author speaks about how far India has come in terms of economy, literacy and politics. According to Tharoor, India was earlier associated with a sombre and soporific elephant, comfortably lazing on the achievements of centuries gone by, since more than four decades after independence. However, in the 1990s, the hibernating animal seems to have woken up from his sleep. Now, many see India as transforming from a drowsy elephant to a vicious and hungry tiger. So what is store for India in the twenty-first century? Will it combine the strength of a tiger and the size of an elephant to become a dominant nation in the world? Or will India continue to be an inactive elephant in the eyes of the developed countries? In this volume that serves as a companion to his bestselling novel, India: From Midnight to the Millenium and Beyond, Shashi Tharoor provides an in-depth analysis on the forces that have made India a progressive country in the twenty-first century.

About The Author

The author of this book, Shashi Tharoor, is an Indian politician. He was born in London, U.K. on 9th March 1956. He served as the Minister of State in the department of External Affairs for the Government of India. He is a member of the Indian National Congress and was an official spokesperson for the party from January to October 2014. Other than his political career, he has also had a flourishing literary career. He has written columns for the country's leading newspaper publications, The Hindu, Times of India and Deccan Chronicle. He also written columns for the Gentleman magazine and The Indian Express. Leading global newspapers, The New York Times and Washington Post have published reviews of his books. He is an eminent writer, and some of his bestselling books include India: From Midnight to the Millenium and Beyond and The Great Indian Novel, among others. The Elephant; the Tiger & the Cellphone has already been reprinted seven times in the hardcover format.

The paperback edition of this book contains 404 pages and is available for you to purchase. To own a copy, shop online and the book will be delieverd to you. It has an ISBN-10 number of 0143418947 and an ISBN-13 number of 978-0143418948.

Product Details
Language English
Publication Date July 23, 2012
Publisher Penguin India
Contributor(s) Shashi Tharoor
Binding Paperback
Page Count 404
ISBN 10 0143418947
ISBN 13 9780143418948
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  1.  fantastic perspective of India - must read 10 April, 2013 On
    I have loved reading Shashi Tharoor - from his essays, to books and even tweets!
    This book again did not disappoint me. Very well written, balanced view - of our strengths and shortcomings, of opportunities and hype, of glorious past and potenital that future holds.
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