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  • In an Antique Landby Amitav Ghosh

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    Once upon a time an Indian writer named Amitav Ghosh set out an Indian slave, name unknown, who some seven hundred years before had traveled to the Middle East. The journey took him to a small village in Egypt, where medieval customs coexist with twentieth-century desires and discontents. But even as Ghosh sought to re-create the life of his Indian... more...

  • The Calcutta Chromosomeby Amitav Ghosh

    John Murray 2011; US$ 20.01

    In this extraordinary novel, Amitav Ghosh navigates through time and genres to present a unique tale. Beginning at an unspecified time in the future and ranging back to the late nineteenth century, the reader follows the adventures of the enigmatic L. Murugan. An authority on the Nobel Prize-winning scientist Sir Ronald Ross, who solved the malaria... more...

  • The Shadow Linesby Amitav Ghosh

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 20.01

    A wide-eyed boy growing up in suburban Calcutta in the 1960s experiences the world through the eyes of others ? an intoxicating older cousin, a grandmother who weaves stories from the past and a family in London whose lives are intertwined with his. When a seemingly random act of violence threatens his vision of the world, he begins piecing... more...

  • The Circle of Reasonby Amitav Ghosh

    John Murray 2011; US$ 20.01

    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 bird-watching police inspector, Alu encounters along the way a cast of characters as various and as colourful as the epithets with... more...

  • The Circle of Reasonby Amitav Ghosh

    John Murray 2011; Not Available

    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 bird-watching police inspector, Alu encounters along the way a cast of characters as various and as colourful as the epithets with... more...

  • The Calcutta Chromosomeby Amitav Ghosh

    John Murray 2011; Not Available

    In this extraordinary novel, Amitav Ghosh navigates through time and genres to present a unique tale. Beginning at an unspecified time in the future and ranging back to the late nineteenth century, the reader follows the adventures of the enigmatic L. Murugan. An authority on the Nobel Prize-winning scientist Sir Ronald Ross, who solved the malaria... more...

  • The Shadow Linesby Amitav Ghosh

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; Not Available

    A wide-eyed boy growing up in suburban Calcutta in the 1960s experiences the world through the eyes of others ? an intoxicating older cousin, a grandmother who weaves stories from the past and a family in London whose lives are intertwined with his. When a seemingly random act of violence threatens his vision of the world, he begins piecing... more...

  • In An Antique Landby Amitav Ghosh

    Granta Publications 2012; US$ 13.90

    In an Antique Land is a subversive history in the guise of a traveller's tale. When the author stumbles across a slave narrative in the margins of an ancient text, his curiosity is piqued. What follows is a ten year search, which brings author and slave together across 800 hundred years of colonial history. Bursting with anecdote and exuberant detail,... more...

  • The Glass Palaceby Amitav Ghosh

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 16.00

    Brilliant and impassioned, The Glass Palace is a masterly novel by Amitav Ghosh, the gifted novelist Peter Matthiessen has called an exceptional writer. This superb story of love and war begins with the shattering of the kingdom of Burma and the igniting of a great and passionate love, and it goes on to tell the story of a people, a fortune, and... more...

  • Sea of Poppiesby Amitav Ghosh

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 16.99

    At the heart of this vibrant saga is a vast ship, the Ibis . Its destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean; its purpose, to fight China?s vicious nineteenth-century Opium Wars. As for the crew, they are a motley array of sailors and stowaways, coolies and convicts.   In a time of colonial upheaval, fate has thrown together a diverse... more...