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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$ 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...

  • 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$ 16.99

    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,... more...

  • The Shadow Linesby Amitav Ghosh

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 18.38

    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$ 16.71

    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...

  • Sea of Poppiesby Amitav Ghosh

    Hodder & Stoughton 2009; Not Available

    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...

  • 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...

  • Incendiary Circumstancesby Amitav Ghosh

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2007; US$ 14.99

    "An uncannily honest writer." ? New York Times Book Review The novelist and journalist Amitav Ghosh has offered extraordinary firsthand accounts of pivotal world events over the past twenty years. He is an essential voice in forums like The Nation , the New York Times , the New Republic , Granta , and The New Yorker, Incendiary Circumstances... more...

  • The Shadow Linesby Amitav Ghosh

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2005; US$ 14.00

    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... more...