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Dastor, Sam

Works: 132 works in 479 publications in 1 language and 7,954 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Drama  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Political fiction  Television plays  Historical television programs  Film adaptations  Comedy plays 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Other, Performer
Classifications: PR4854, 822.33
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Sam Dastor
Most widely held works by Sam Dastor
The comedy of errors by William Shakespeare( Visual )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twin sons whose servants are also twins must find their father before sundown, or he will be executed
A passage to India by E. M Forster( Recording )

31 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a scathing indictment of British imperialism, Forster's once controversial novel portrays two Englishwomen who experience misunderstanding and cultural conflict after they travel to India
The satanic verses by Salman Rushdie( )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 538 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 )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 505 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
Last man in tower : [a novel] by Aravind Adiga( Recording )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 500 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 neighbours, friends who have become enemies, acquaintances turned co-conspirators, may stop at nothing to score their payday
I, Claudius( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 327 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( )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The delightful, amusing, and deeply mysterious second novel to feature Vish Puri, a man after Hercule Poirot's heart, in a series that has already won diehard fans on three continents. 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
The case of the deadly butter chicken by Tarquin Hall( Recording )

15 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 244 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
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Visual )

5 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 243 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
Lord Mountbatten( Visual )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History comes alive in the classic story of Britian's difficult withdrawal from India, which was accomplished through the skill and determination of the thoroughly blue-blooded Lord Louis Mountbatten
The caretaker : a novel by A. X Ahmad( Recording )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 213 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 Ranjit Singh, a former Indian Army Captain trying to escape a shameful past, now lives on Martha's Vineyard, and works as a caretaker for the vacation homes of the rich and powerful. One harsh winter, Ranjit needs a place to stay, and illegally moves his family into an empty, luxurious vacation home belonging to an African-American Senator. Ensconced in the house, he tries to forget his brief affair with Anna, the Senator's wife, and focuses on providing for his family. But one night, their idyll is shattered when mysterious armed men break into the house, searching for an antique porcelain doll. Forced to flee, Ranjit is hunted by unknown forces, and becomes drawn into the Senator's shadowy world. To save his family and solve the mystery of the doll, he must join forces with Anna, who has her own dark secrets. As he battles to save his family, Ranjit's painful past resurfaces, and he must finally confront the hidden event that destroyed his Army career- and forced him to leave India. Tightly plotted, action-packed, smart and surprisingly moving, A.X. Ahmad's The Caretaker takes us from the desperate world of migrant workers to the elite African-American community of Martha's Vineyard, and a secret high-altitude war between India and Pakistan
The case of the missing servant by Tarquin Hall( )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 211 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
Kim by Rudyard Kipling( Recording )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 178 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
Murder on the Brighton Express by Edward Marston( )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 163 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
The silver locomotive mystery by Edward Marston( )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 161 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
Inspector Ghote goes by train by H. R. F Keating( Recording )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 139 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 devises a plan to make it almost a holiday - relax on the Calcutta Mail as it surges 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 138 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 case of the love commandos : from the files of Vish Puri, India's most private investigator by Tarquin Hall( Recording )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 124 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 perfect murder by H. R. F Keating( Recording )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In India, money speaks louder than actions, but Inspector Ghote is prepared to fight through corruption and incompetence in order to do his duty. He has not one, but two, baffling crimes on his hands
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 111 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
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Last man in tower : [a novel]
The satanic versesLast man in tower : [a novel]Lord MountbattenKimInspector Ghote goes by trainA small case for Inspector Ghote?The story of India : the epic journey across the subcontinent
Alternative Names
Sam Dastor Indiaas acteur

Sam Dastor indisk skådespelare

Sam Dastor indisk skodespelar

Sam Dastor indisk skuespiller

Sam Dastor pemeran asal India

Сэм Дастор

سام داستور بازیگر هندی

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