"An entertaining tour de force"
- Sunday Times
"Shashi Tharoor reinvents India with a dazzling marriage of Hindu myth and modern history"
- Penguin Books
"Perhaps the best work of fiction written by an Indian"
- Khushwant Singh, All Asia Review of Books
"This is [a] fascinating novel. It made me sit up"
"The Great Indian Novel is a masterpiece of Indian writing"
- Sunday Observer
"Shashi Tharoor's brilliantly written book.....merits to be called a classic"
- The Hindu
"Every sane Indian should buy a copy of this book"
- Indian Express
"A brilliant concept, well executed and something in it for everyone"
- The Book Review
"The Great Indian Novel might upset a few people, but more than that it will entertain and amuse"
"Certainly a Great Indian Novel...An almost reckless sense of humour, mixed with considerable wisdom"
- Sunday Herald
"A real tour de force only an Indian could write"
- Financial Times