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Dastor, Sam

Works: 104 works in 409 publications in 1 language and 7,143 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  History  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Historical television programs  Historical films  Filmed plays  Political fiction  Television plays 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Other, Performer
Classifications: PR2808, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Sam Dastor
Most widely held works by Sam Dastor
A passage to India by E. M Forster( Recording )

24 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Englishwoman travels to India to visit her fiancee and is caught between the allure of the exotic Indian lifestyle and proper upbringing
Last man in tower : [a novel] by Aravind Adiga( Recording )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Real estate developer Dharmen Shah's offer to buy out the residents of Vishram Society, a formerly respectable, now crumbling apartment complex that abuts the infamous Dharavi slums, is more than generous. But one man stands in the way of Shah's luxury high-rise. Masterji, a retired schoolteacher who will not leave his home in Vishram's Tower A. Shah is a dangerous man to refuse, but as the demolition deadline looms, Masterji's neighbors, friends who have become enemies, acquaintances turned co- conspirators, may stop at nothing to score their payday
The satanic verses by Salman Rushdie( )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gibreel Farishta, India's legendary movie star, and Saladin Chamcha, the man of a thousand voices, fall earthward from a bombed jet toward the sea, singing rival verses in an eternal wrestling match between good and evil
Joseph Anton : [a memoir] by Salman Rushdie( Recording )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On February 14, 1989, Valentine's Day, Salman Rushdie was telephoned by a BBC journalist and told that he had been "sentenced to death" by the Ayatollah Khomeini. For the first time he heard the word fatwa. His crime? To have written a novel called The Satanic Verses, which was accused of being "against Islam, the Prophet and the Qur'an." So begins the extraordinary story of how a writer was forced underground, moving from house to house, with the constant presence of an armed police protection team. He was asked to choose an alias that the police could call him by. He thought of writers he loved and combinations of their names ; then it came to him : Conrad and Chekhov -- Joseph Anton. How do a writer and his family live with the threat of murder for more than nine years? How does he go on working? How does he fall in and out of love? How does despair shape his thoughts and actions, how and why does he stumble, how does he learn to fight back? In this remarkable memoir Rushdie tells that story for the first time; the story of one of the crucial battles, in our time, for freedom of speech.--Container
I, Claudius : the complete series by Jack Pulman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the lives of several early Roman emperors, showing ruthless ambition, shocking debauchery and murderous intrigue. Bearing witness to the saga is Claudius, whose stutter and limp have marked him a fool, yet whom prophecies have foretold will one day rule Rome
The case of the man who died laughing by Tarquin Hall( Recording )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Suresh Jha, best known for unmasking fraudulent swamis and godmen, dies in a fit of giggles at his morning yoga class when goddess Kali appears from the mist and plunges a sword into his chest. The case is a first in the "annals of crime," according to Vish Puri, head of Delhi's Most Private Investigators. Puri and his team of unstoppable undercover operatives must travel from Delhi's Shadipur slum, home of India's ancestral magicians, to the holy city of Haridwar on the Ganges
William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of the successful conspiracy to assassinate the Roman emperor, Julius Caesar. Presents a broad range of historical personalities as complicated human beings in agonizing conflict with one another and themselves
The case of the deadly butter chicken by Tarquin Hall( Recording )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the elderly father of a top Pakistani cricketer playing in the multi-million-dollar Indian Premier League dies during a post-match dinner, it's not a simple case of Delhi Belly. His butter chicken has been poisoned. To solve the case, Puri must penetrate the region's organized crime, following a trail that leads deep into Pakistan
The case of the missing servant by Tarquin Hall( )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet India's answer to Hercule Poirot: Vish Puri, a fastidious private eye with a penchant for fast food and dangerous disguises. Puri and his team of undercover operatives are investigating the missing and possibly murdered maidservant of a public litigator, but how will he track down an unknown girl in a population of more than one billion? His search will reveal modern India in all its seething complexity
The caretaker : a novel by A. X Ahmad( Recording )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gripping, evocative thriller about a disgraced Sikh Indian Army captain who works as the caretaker for a U.S. Senator's Martha's Vineyard estate, and becomes ensnared in the Senator's shadowy world
Kim by Rudyard Kipling( Recording )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kim is the story of a sharp-witted boy who learns about life on the streets of Lahore in India. His friends from all walks of life call him "Friend of All the World." He meets and adopts a gentle old man from Tibet. The holy man takes the boy to be a chela--disciple--sent from heaven. But the authorities discover Kim, give him a Sahib's education, and at 16 years of age, enlist him into the Great Game--the dangerous world of British espionage, at which he excels
The silver locomotive mystery by Edward Marston( )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exquisitely designed silver coffee-pot in the shape of a locomotive has been commissioned by wealthy ironmaster Clifford Tomkins for his acquisitive wife, who wants it to be the envy of all. But the coffee-pot is stolen. When a gruesome murder is committed at the Railway Hotel, Winifred Tomkins is distraught. Caring little for the dead silversmith, all she can think about is her missing treasure
Murder on the Brighton Express by Edward Marston( Recording )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

October 1854: as crowds of passengers rush to make the departure of the London to Brighton Express, a man watches from the shadows nearby. Chaos, fatalities, and unbelievable destruction are the scene soon after when the train derails on the last leg of its journey. What led to such devastation, and could it simply be a case of driver error? Detective Inspector Colbeck thinks not
Inspector Ghote goes by train by H. R. F Keating( Recording )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The assignment was routine: to bring a notorious confidence man, arrested in Calcutta, back to Bombay for trial. But Inspector Ghote devised a plan to make it almost a holiday - to relax on the Calcutta Mail as it surged across the breadth of the Indian subcontinent. But Ghote's fellow passengers soon prove anything but restful
A small case for Inspector Ghote? by H. R. F Keating( Recording )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his proud new position in the prestigious Bombay Police Crime Branch, Inspector Ganesh Ghote sees his career finally take off with the prospect of only the most high-profile murders to investigate. Unfortunately the Assistant Commissioner of Police has other ideas and chooses to keep Ghote busy with interminable paperwork. Waiting to be given his first case, Ghote doesn't expect to find it planted in his waste bin
The perfect murder by H. R. F Keating( Recording )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Ghote of the Bombay police pursues his most perplexing case: a savage attack has been perpetuated on a rich industrialist's private secretary. With the help of a visiting Swedish criminologist, Ghote edges closer to the truth and soon discovers he may not be dealing with murder at all, but something far more complex and profitable
The case of the love commandos : from the files of Vish Puri, India's most private investigator by Tarquin Hall( Recording )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young Indian couple--Ram and Deepa--fall in love, the young woman's parents are dead set against the union. She's from a high caste family. Her boyfriend is an Untouchable, a member of society traditionally doomed from birth to sweep the streets or worse. Deepa's father locks her up and promises to hunt down and kill the "loverboy dog." Fortunately, India's Love Commandos, a group of volunteers dedicated to assisting mixed caste couples, come to their rescue
The story of India : the epic journey across the subcontinent by Michael Wood( Recording )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Khyber Pass and the Himalayas to the tropical jungles of India's Deep South, this original and striking survey of Indian history provides vivid portraits of India's regions and cultures and insights into some of history's greatest figures: Nehru, Gandhi and the Buddha
Inspector Ghote's first case by H. R. F Keating( Recording )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newly-promoted Inspector Ghote is thrilled to be granted casual leave until he takes up his post, as it allows him to spend time with his pregnant wife, who is desperate to watch a showing of Hamlet at the cinema. Their plans are ruined, however, since Sir Rustom Engineer requires Ghote to investigate the suicide of his friend's wife. Worried about his wife's imminent delivery, Ghote nevertheless travels to the home of Mr. Dawkins, where he is unconvinced by the story of Iris Dawkins' death. Especially when he recognizes the officer in charge, Darrani, well-known for his close-mindedness. Ghote is determined to investigate further, with a Hamlet-esque awareness of how deceiving appearances can really be
The jewel in the crown by Paul Scott( Recording )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the twilight years of imperial British India, follows the ill-fated romance between a well-born Englishwoman, Daphne Manners, and a Hindu newsman, Hari Kumar, during a period of war with Japan and the Indian struggle for independence
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Last man in tower : [a novel]
Alternative Names
Sam Dastor Indiaas acteur

Sam Dastor indisk skådespelare

Sam Dastor indisk skodespelar

Sam Dastor indisk skuespiller

Сэм Дастор

سام داستور بازیگر هندی

ಸ್ಯಾಮ್ ದಸ್ತೋರ್

English (203)

Last man in tower : [a novel]The satanic versesKimInspector Ghote goes by trainA small case for Inspector Ghote?The story of India : the epic journey across the subcontinentThe jewel in the crown