It was a golden chance for Tharoor to create a modern day classic on Hinduism and he used it to criticize his political opponents.
The story of a lineage or clan condemned to one hundred years of solitude where uncountable characters come, play a part and go. It is really amazing how the author has woven such an intricate complex storyline.
A wonderful book of wisdom and habit forming that would surely help all the readers to conquer what Robin Sharma calls the interior empire of Mindset (psychology), Heartset (emotionality), Healthset( physicality), Soulset( spirituality).
The author has attempted to bring out the real problem, through her research, about the problems that the current generation of Kashmiris are facing and manages to touch a few of the reasons for their discontent, which makes this book a must read for everyone who must be hearing about the Kashmir problem day in and day out.
There are two parts to the book and the first part story builds the character of the protagonist, a person who is not a hero but a person who is doing whatever to survive. Though the prose is difficult the writing style is linear.