Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh (born 11 July 1956) is an Indian-American author best known for his work in English fiction.

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Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh by Amitav Ghosh
At the heart of this epic saga set just before the Opium Wars is an old slavingship the Ibis. Its destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean its crew a motley array of sailors and stowaways coolies and convicts. In a time of colonial upheaval fate has thrown together a truly diverse cast of Indians and Westerners from a bankrupt Raja to a widowed villager from an evangelical English opium trader to a mulatto American freedman. As their old family ties are washed away they l  read more
The Circle of Reason by Amitav Ghosh by Amitav Ghosh
A saga of flight and pursuit this novel chronicles the adventures of Alu a young weaver who is wrongly suspected of being a terrorist. Chased from Bengal to Bombay and on through the Persian Gulf to North Africa by a birdwatching police inspector Alu encounters along the way a cast of characters as various and as colourful as the epithets with which the author adorns them. The reader is drawn into their lives by incidents tender and outrageous and all compellingly told. Ghosh is as natural a  read more
Flood of Fire 9780719569029 by Amitav Ghosh by Amitav Ghosh
The thrilling climax to the Ibis trilogy that began with the phenomenal Bookershortlisted Sea of Poppies. It is 1839 and tension has been rapidly mounting between China and British India following the crackdown on opium smuggling by Beijing. With no resolution in sight the colonial government declares war. One of the vessels requisitioned for the attack the Hind travels eastwards from Bengal to China sailing into the midst of the First Opium War. The turbulent voyage brings together a dive  read more
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THE GLASS PALACE. by Amitav. Ghosh
THE GLASS PALACE.  read more
The Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh
The Hungry Tide  read more
The Calcutta Chromosome by Amitav Ghosh
The Calcutta Chromosome  read more
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The Circle of Reason by Amitav Ghosh
A re-issue of the first novel from the internationally acclaimed prize-winning writer.  read more
The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh
The acclaimed author of 'The Calcutta Chromosome' and 'The Shadow Lines' has burst out on to the big stage with a major saga on that hidden country, Burma.  read more
In an Antique Land by Amitav Ghosh
In the 1980s the author moved into a converted chicken coop on the roof of a house in a village in Egypt. This is the story of his decade of intimacy with the village. Mixing conversation and research, imagination and scholarship, it is also a history of the relationship between Egypt and India.  read more
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