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River of Smoke

River of Smoke Author Amitav Ghosh
ISBN-10 9781429969178
Release 2011-09-27
Pages 528
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A Washington Post Notable Fiction Book for 2011 The Ibis, loaded to its gunwales with a cargo of indentured servants, is in the grip of a cyclone in the Bay of Bengal; among the dozens flailing for survival are Neel, the pampered raja who has been convicted of embezzlement; Paulette, the French orphan masquerading as a deck-hand; and Deeti, the widowed poppy grower fleeing her homeland with her lover, Kalua. The storm also threatens the clipper ship Anahita, groaning with the largest consignment of opium ever to leave India for Canton. And the Redruth, a nursery ship, carries Frederick "Fitcher" Penrose, a horticulturist determined to track down the priceless treasures of China that are hidden in plain sight: its plants that have the power to heal, or beautify, or intoxicate. All will converge in Canton's Fanqui-town, or Foreign Enclave: a tumultuous world unto itself where civilizations clash and sometimes fuse. It is a powder keg awaiting a spark to ignite the Opium Wars. Spectacular coincidences, startling reversals of fortune, and tender love stories abound. But this is much more than an irresistible page-turner. The blind quest for money, the primacy of the drug trade, the concealment of base impulses behind the rhetoric of freedom: in River of Smoke the nineteenth and twenty-first centuries converge, and the result is a consuming historical novel with powerful contemporary resonance. Critics praised Sea of Poppies for its vibrant storytelling, antic humor, and rich narrative scope; now Amitav Ghosh continues the epic that has charmed and compelled readers all over the globe.

Flood of Fire

Flood of Fire Author Amitav Ghosh
ISBN-10 9781429944281
Release 2015-08-04
Pages 624
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The stunningly vibrant final novel in the bestselling Ibis Trilogy It is 1839 and China has embargoed the trade of opium, yet too much is at stake in the lucrative business and the British Foreign Secretary has ordered the colonial government in India to assemble an expeditionary force for an attack to reinstate the trade. Among those consigned is Kesri Singh, a soldier in the army of the East India Company. He makes his way eastward on the Hind, a transport ship that will carry him from Bengal to Hong Kong. Along the way, many characters from the Ibis Trilogy come aboard, including Zachary Reid, a young American speculator in opium futures, and Shireen, the widow of an opium merchant whose mysterious death in China has compelled her to seek out his lost son. The Hind docks in Hong Kong just as war breaks out and opium "pours into the market like monsoon flood." From Bombay to Calcutta, from naval engagements to the decks of a hospital ship, among embezzlement, profiteering, and espionage, Amitav Ghosh charts a breathless course through the culminating moment of the British opium trade and vexed colonial history. With all the verve of the first two novels in the trilogy, Flood of Fire completes Ghosh's unprecedented reenvisioning of the nineteenth-century war on drugs. With remarkable historic vision and a vibrant cast of characters, Ghosh brings the Opium Wars to bear on the contemporary moment with the storytelling that has charmed readers around the world.

Sea of Poppies

Sea of Poppies Author Amitav Ghosh
ISBN-10 9781848541412
Release 2009-07-09
Pages 544
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At the heart of this epic saga, set just before the Opium Wars, is an old slaving-ship, 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, like their historical counterparts, come to view themselves as jahaj-bhais or ship-brothers. An unlikely dynasty is born, which will span continents, races and generations. The vast sweep of this historical adventure spans the lush poppy fields of the Ganges, the rolling high seas, and the exotic backstreets of China. But it is the panorama of characters, whose diaspora encapsulates the vexed colonial history of the East itself, which makes Sea of Poppies so breathtakingly alive -- a masterpiece from one of the world's finest novelists.

The Circle of Reason

The Circle of Reason Author Amitav Ghosh
ISBN-10 9780547525006
Release 2005-05-03
Pages 432
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A New York Times Notable Book: A policeman chases a falsely accused man on a wild journey around the world in this “utterly involving” novel (The Sunday Times). When eight-year-old Nachiketa Bose first arrives in the East Bengali village of Lalpukur, he receives the name Alu—potato—for the size and shape of his extraordinary head. His uncle Balaram, the local schoolmaster and phrenology enthusiast, sends Alu to apprentice as a weaver, and the boy soon surpasses the skill of his master. But when a tragic bombing leaves Alu suspected of terrorism, he flees across India to Bombay and the Arabian Sea, followed all the way by the dogged policeman—and avid ornithologist—Jyoti Das. From East Bengal to the Persian Gulf and North Africa, Amitav Ghosh’s wild and extraordinary novel “follows in the footsteps of magical realists like Gabriel García Márquez and Salman Rushdie” (The New York Times Book Review). “A novelist of dazzling ingenuity.” —San Francisco Chronicle “A Scheherezade effortlessly spinning tales within tales, the possessor of a strong narrative voice quite like no other.” —Newsday “Ghosh’s writing soars, producing electric images.” —The Baltimore Sun “A wonderful mix of magic and horror, wit and curiosity . . . Ghosh has really woven a fresh world for us to visit.” —Providence Sunday Journal

Incendiary Circumstances

Incendiary Circumstances Author Amitav Ghosh
ISBN-10 0618872213
Release 2007
Pages 305
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The author reminisces on the past thiry years of his life, providing eyewitness accounts and reflections on some of the most turbulent events of his time, including the assassination of Indira Gandhi, the Pol Pot massacres of Cambodia, and September 11th.

The Shadow Lines

The Shadow Lines Author Amitav Ghosh
ISBN-10 9780143066569
Release 2010-01-26
Pages 288
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Opening in Calcutta in the 1960s, Amitav Ghosh's radiant second novel follows two families -- one English, one Bengali -- as their lives intertwine in tragic and comic ways. The narrator, Indian born and English educated, traces events back and forth in time, from the outbreak of World War II to the late twentieth century, through years of Bengali partition and violence, observing the ways in which political events invade private lives.

The Hungry Tide

The Hungry Tide Author Amitav Ghosh
ISBN-10 9780547525204
Release 2014-03-04
Pages 352
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From the author of the international bestseller The Glass Palace, The Hungry Tide is a novel of adventure and romance set in the exotic Sundarbans -- treacherous islands in the Bay of Bengal where isolated inhabitants live in fear of drowning tides and man-eating tigers. A headstrong young American arrives in this lush landscape to study a rare species of river dolphin. She enlists the aid of a local fisherman and a translator, and soon their fates on the waterways will be determined by the forces of nature and human folly.

Dancing in Cambodia at Large in Burma

Dancing in Cambodia  at Large in Burma Author Amitav Ghosh
ISBN-10 8175300175
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 114
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The Entire Book Is A Masterpiece Of Travel And Interpretative Writing.

Dancing In Cambodia Other Essays

Dancing In Cambodia   Other Essays Author Amitav Ghosh
ISBN-10 9780143068723
Release 2010
Pages 126
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Dancing In Cambodia Other Essays has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Dancing In Cambodia Other Essays also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Dancing In Cambodia Other Essays book for free.

The Longest Journey

The Longest Journey Author Eric Tagliacozzo
ISBN-10 9780195308280
Release 2013-04-25
Pages 356
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A comprehensive history of the hajj from Southeast Asia from precolonial times to the present.

The Great Derangement

The Great Derangement Author Amitav Ghosh
ISBN-10 9780226323039
Release 2016-09-14
Pages 196
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Is our imagination adequate to the realities of global warming? The novelist Amitav Ghosh argues that we need art and literature to help us imagine our future in the Anthropocene, but that they are falling short of the task. If culture cannot help us see the realities of our plight, then our era, which so congratulates itself on its self-awareness, may come to be known as the time of the Great Derangement. A case in point is fiction, which is so committed to normalcy and the everyday that it has no space for the improbability of climate change events the persistent droughts, hundred-year storms, and freakish tornadoes. Our politics, likewise, seems unable to mobilize forcefully in response to climate change. Ghosh argues that politics, like literature, has become a matter of individual moral reckoning, a journey of the solitary conscience rather than an arena of collective action. But to limit fiction and politics to individual moral adventure comes at a great cost. The climate crisis asks us to imagine other forms of human existence a task to which fiction, Ghosh argues, is the best suited of all cultural forms. A powerful nonfiction work by one of our most gifted, historically attuned novelists, "The Great Derangement "brings a fresh urgency to thinking on climate change. "

Crouching Tiger

Crouching Tiger Author Ying Chang Compestine
ISBN-10 9780763646424
Release 2011
Pages 40
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When Ming Da's Chinese grandpa comes to visit, he overcomes his initial embarrassment at his grandfather's traditions and begins to appreciate him.

The Glass Palace

The Glass Palace Author Amitav Ghosh
ISBN-10 9789352141098
Release 2008-06-06
Pages 600
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The Glass Palace begins with the shattering of the kingdom of Burma, and tells the story of a people, a fortune, and a family and its fate. It traces the life of Rajkumar, a poor Indian boy, who is lifted on the tides of political and social turmoil to build an empire in the Burmese teak forest. When British soldiers force the royal family out of the glass palace, during the invasion of 1885, he falls in love with Dolly, an attendant at the palace. Years later, unable to forget her, Rajkumar goes in search of his love. Through this brilliant and impassioned story of love and war, Amitav Ghosh presents a ruthless appraisal of the horrors of colonialism and capitalist exploitation.

Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh Author Tabish Khair
ISBN-10 8178241137
Release 2005
Pages 185
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This Book Examines Ghosh`S Fiction Through Separate Critical Essays By Reputed Scholars In Six Countries. These Thoughtful, Incisive And Highly Readable Essays Are Grounded In The Interests That Infuse Ghosh`S Fiction: History, Science, Discovery, Travel, Nationalism, Subalternity, Agency. It Is Invaluable For Those Interested In Ghosh`S Work, Prtoviding Ideas And Starting Points For Scholars And Students.

Imam the Indian The PB

Imam   the Indian  The  PB Author Amitav Ghosh
ISBN-10 9780143068730
Release 2008
Pages 380
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The Imam and the Indian is an extensive compilation of Amitav Ghosh s non-fiction writings. Sporadically published between his novels, in magazines, journals, academic books and periodicals, these essays and articles trace the evolution of the ideas that shape his fiction. He explores the connections between past and present, events and memories, people, cultures and countries that have a shared history. Ghosh combines his historical and anthropological bent of mind with his skills of a novelist, to present a collection like no other.

Novels of Amitav Ghosh

Novels of Amitav Ghosh Author
ISBN-10 1520457472
Release 2017-06-02
Pages 59
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Novels of Amitav Ghosh is the second book in a series of books on Indian English Novels. As the very name of the book suggests, all the chapters in this book are linked by a common denominator: Amitav Ghosh, or more particularly, to the novels of the Ibis Trilogy. Sea of Poppies, River of Smoke and Flood of Fire are the three novels in which Ghosh tells the stories of his protagonists Deeti, Pauline, Nobo Kissin, Neil and Zacchery.Sea of Poppies and River of Smoke, the first two parts of the Ibis Trilogy, are the novels this book is concerned with.

The Moral Lives of Animals

The Moral Lives of Animals Author Dale Peterson
ISBN-10 9781608193462
Release 2012-06-19
Pages 352
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A provocative and brilliantly original exploration of what morality means, and what animals can teach us about it.