Book Review: Pride, Prejudice and Punditry by Dr Shashi Tharoor
Pride, Prejudice and Punditry
Author: Dr Shashi Tharoor
Publisher: Aleph Book Company
Dr. Tharoor’s writing has always allured me! No, him being a vocabularist or lexicographer is not the only reason. The way he uses euphemism to bring out satire even in the most tense conversations or topics is commendable. Pride, Prejudice and Punditry is a compilation of Dr. Tharoor’s insight on various topics ranging from politics, his favourite, to cricket, international relations and personal experiences with people around. The best section is the writing section where he mentions how new words are like a breath of fresh air for him. It is enjoyable to read his take on religion, like I had already mentioned in my review of The Battle of Belonging. He touches upon some of the very practical definitions of Indianness and patriotism that most of us seem to have forgotten. Dr. Tharoor’s words mask the disappointment every Indian has in the heart when it comes to exploiting the one principle our country holds dear, pluralism.
Pride, Prejudice and Punditry is an interesting compilation of short pieces that might sometimes sound unidirectional (ofcourse, when they revolve around politics) and sometimes make you wonder at the marvel of the author’s writing! A good read! Definitely recommended.
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