On-screen and off-screen reality intertwine seamlessly to weave a tapestry of power, privilege, seduction, betrayal, and intrigue.This triumphant novel about the razzle-dazzle Hindi film industry confirms Shashi Tharoor's reputation as one of India's most important voices and a writer of world stature. His hero - or antihero - is Ashok Banjara, one of Bollywood's mega-movie stars, a man of great ambition and dubious morals. Even as his star rises, his life becomes a melodrama of its own, with love affairs, Parliamentary appointments, framings, disgrace, and, in the end, sustaining a life-threatening injury on the set of a low-budget film. With irrepressible charm and a genius for satire, Tharoor positions the film world, with all its Hollywood glitz and glamour, egos, and double standards, as a metaphor for modern society.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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May 1994 : UK Hardback
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Title: Show Business
Author(s): Shashi Tharoor
ISBN: 0-330-33488-3 / 978-0-330-33488-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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August 1992 : USA Hardback
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Title: Show Business: A Novel
Author(s): Shashi Tharoor
ISBN: 1-55970-181-1 / 978-1-55970-181-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
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October 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: Show business
Author(s): Shashi Tharoor
ISBN: 0-670-83990-6 / 978-0-670-83990-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Show Business [Paperback] [Jan 01, 2015] SHASHI THAROOR
Author(s): SHASHI THAROOR
ISBN: 0-14-342432-7 / 978-0-14-342432-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS INDIA
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September 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Show Business: A Novel of India
Author(s): Shashi Tharoor
ISBN: 1-61145-223-6 / 978-1-61145-223-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arcade
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April 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Show Business: A Novel
Author(s): Shashi Tharoor
ISBN: 1-61145-407-7 / 978-1-61145-407-9 (USA edition)
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September 1993 : USA Paperback
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Title: Show Business: A Novel
Author(s): Shashi Tharoor
ISBN: 1-55970-227-3 / 978-1-55970-227-0 (USA edition)
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February 2007 : Paperback
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Title: SHOW BUSINESS
Author(s): SHASHI THAROOR
ISBN: 2757803034 / 978-2757803035
Publisher: POINTS
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June 1995 : UK Paperback
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Title: Show Business
Author(s): Shashi Tharoor
ISBN: 0-330-33489-1 / 978-0-330-33489-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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October 1992 : UK Paperback
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Title: Show Business
Author(s): Shashi Tharoor
ISBN: 0-14-015464-7 / 978-0-14-015464-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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