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  • 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$ 18.99

    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$ 18.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Flood of Fireby Amitav Ghosh

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 28.99

    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... more...

  • The Calcutta Chromosomeby Amitav Ghosh

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 10.99

    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...

  • Flood of Fireby Amitav Ghosh

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 24.99

    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...

  • River of Smokeby Amitav Ghosh

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 10.99

    In September 1838 a storm blows up on the Indian Ocean and the Ibis, a ship carrying a consignment of convicts and indentured laborers from Calcutta to Mauritius, is caught up in the whirlwind. When the seas settle, five men have disappeared - two lascars, two convicts and one of the passengers. Did the same storm upend the fortunes of those aboard... more...

  • Sea of Poppiesby Amitav Ghosh

    Hodder & Stoughton 2009; US$ 10.99

    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... more...