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A troll in so many words

Tharoorosaurus is a collection of 53 short essays, each of which covers the meaning of a specific word, gives an example of its usage, traces the etymology behind it, and provides anecdotes

The tone for the book is set by a cover that is both playful and provocative
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The tone for the book is set by a cover that is both playful and provocative

Chintan Girish Modi
Shashi Tharoor is a man who wears many hats as a writer. This former UN diplomat, who now serves in Parliament, has written novels, essays, biographies, short stories, newspaper columns as well as non-fiction books on history, religion and public policy. The range is astonishing, and certainly worthy of applause, despite one’s subjective opinion about his mastery of each genre. His latest book, Tharoorosaurus, functions as a dictionary and encyclopedia on the one hand, and as a book of political commentary on the other.

In the preface, the author reveals that the unusual title was coined by his publisher Meru Gokhale

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First Published: Sep 18 2020 | 11:43 PM IST

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