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Show Business is an English language novel.It is a postmodern satirical novel by Shashi Tharoor.Show Business parodies and satirizes formulaic Bollywood cinema, using it as a metaphor in an attempt to raise and answer questions about contemporary India and Indians. It is a fictional work that tells the story of Ashok Banjara, a Bollywood superstar. Ashok Banjara is critically injured while shooting for a film and his entire life in Bollywood flashes in front of his eyes as he lies suspended between life and death in a hospital. The character and many incidents of Ashok Banjara's life are inspired by that of Amitabh Bachchan, the biggest superstar in Bollywood's history.


Novel Detail


Language:English
Publisher:Penguin Books India
Author:Shashi Tharoor
Genre:Parody, Satirical, Postmodern novel with elements of Roman à clef
Year:1991
Characters:Ashok Banjara,Maya Kumari,Mehnaz Elahi,Pranay,Ashwin,The Cheetah,Kulbhushan

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