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though the novel is from 1991, it has got all the satire and metaphorical reasons to be in top 10 satire book list.  One of the attraction to the storyline is, of course, its association with Bollywood.  The protagonist Ashok Banjara reveals the story in a flashback.  The satire lies through ups and downs of Ashok Banjara’s film career and life.

What makes this book stand out?

The excellence of Sashi Tharoor as a writer and that also a satire writer.

Read it for

Its delicate narrative structure firmly poised to push the readers to read till the end.

Don't read it for

Flashback sequences often become confusing in paperback form.

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