Phutane Padmavati Vasantrao Ph. D. Research Student Dept. of English Shivaji University, Kolhapur. Shashi Tharoor’s Riot (2001) is a novel about the history, love, hate, cultural collision, religious and fanaticism and the impossibility of knowing the truth. Riot narrates the story through journal entries, interviews, letters, scrapbooks, news paper clippings,extracts from personal diaries, and conversations….