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Pranabjyoti Bordoloi

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A good read

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-08-19

for those interested in the history of Indian freedom fight. Follows through the lives of Gandhi, Jawaharlal, Jinnah and the Mountbatten couple.

A must read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-19

A must read to understand the other side of the story. Marvelled at it. What a collection!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Below average

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-06-19

The content as well as the narration are way below average. Skip it in the interest of time.

Do read/listen-to it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-19

What a take on one of the most narrated stories in India. One of the best short stories I've come across in recent past.

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Overlaps in narration

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-03-19

There are overlaps and minor errors in narration towards the end. Not major obstructions though.

Overall, the book was just as I anticipated when I picked it up. An interpretation of Chanakya's ways of thinking. Give it a try. Worth it.

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Not outstanding

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-19

One might say that it was expected that the book would be a collection of facts and personal tales. It, still, could have been a little more engaging.

Narration was good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Enthralling

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-19

Facts, reasoning, writing/presentation, narration - at the highest levels of quality. Nothing more need be said about a Tharoor anyway. That it's narrated by the man himself, is icing on the cake.

Wealth of information

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-02-19

It's my first and so the only source so far on the topic, but the facts did add up and sound convincing to me as a reader. I'm likely to read the hard copy next to get a visual imprint of those.

Entertaining catalog

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-01-19

As Zaidi himself says in the author's note - these are accounts from the past when not much details were preserved in order particularly on the mafia and women. At least unlike the digital age.

Radhika Apte, Kalki Koechlin and Rajkumar Rao's narrations fetch an overall 5-star to a 4-star work of literature.