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  • Flood of Fireby Amitav Ghosh

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; Not Available

    The thrilling climax to the Ibis trilogy that began with the phenomenal Booker-shortlisted 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... more...

  • Flood of Fireby Amitav Ghosh

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 20.93

    The thrilling climax to the Ibis trilogy that began with the phenomenal Booker-shortlisted 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... more...

  • Flood of Fireby Amitav Ghosh

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 34.00

    It is 1839. The British, whose opium exports to China have been blockaded by Beijing, are planning an invasion to force China?s hand. Their demands??an island base on the Chinese coast from which to continue their trade and a princely sum in compensation for their losses. In Calcutta, Zachary Reid, an impoverished young sailor, dreams of his lost love... more...

  • The Glass Palaceby Amitav Ghosh

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 16.00

    1. Dolly is one of the most compelling characters in The Glass Palace , and the one besides Rajkumar that the reader follows throughout the course of the novel. How does her identity and role evolve as she grows older, and takes on new positions in new locales? What was Dolly's function in the royal household while they were living in the Glass Palace... more...

  • Sea of Poppiesby Amitav Ghosh

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 4.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • River of Smokeby Amitav Ghosh

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 17.99

    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... more...

  • The Calcutta Chromosomeby Amitav Ghosh

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 16.05

    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$ 16.05

    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...

  • Sea of Poppiesby Amitav Ghosh

    Hodder & Stoughton 2009; US$ 16.05

    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... more...