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Amitav Ghosh

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Born in Calcutta, and spent his childhood in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Northern India. He studied in Delhi, Oxford, and Egypt and taught at various Indian and American universities. Author of a travel book and three acclaimed novels. Ghosh has also written for GRANTA, THE NEW YORKER, THE NEW YORK näytä lisää TIMES, and THE OBSERVER. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children. (Publisher Provided) Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta, India on July 11, 1956. He studied in Delhi, Oxford and Alexandria. His first book, The Circle of Reason, won France's Prix Médicis. He has won several other awards including the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Ananda Puraskar for The Shadow Lines, the Arthur C. Clarke award for The Calcutta Chromosome, and the Crossword Book Prize for The Hungry Tide and Sea of Poppies. His other works include In an Antique Land, Dancing in Cambodia, The Glass Palace, and River of Smoke. In 2007, he was awarded the Padma Shri, one of India's highest honors, by the President of India. He made the New Zealand Best Seller List in 2015 with his title Flood of Fire. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän


Tekijän teokset

Sea of Poppies (2008) 3,102 kappaletta
The Glass Palace (2000) 2,714 kappaletta
The Hungry Tide (2004) 1,821 kappaletta
River of Smoke (2011) 1,031 kappaletta
The Calcutta Chromosome (1995) 918 kappaletta
In an Antique Land (1992) 889 kappaletta
The Shadow Lines (1988) 835 kappaletta
Flood of Fire (2015) 586 kappaletta
Järjen piiri : romaani (1986) 366 kappaletta
Gun Island (2019) 323 kappaletta
Imam and the Indian (2002) 50 kappaletta

Associated Works

The Climate Book: The Facts and the Solutions (2022) — Avustaja — 209 kappaletta
Granta 25: The Murderee (1988) — Avustaja — 162 kappaletta
Granta 34: Death of a Harvard Man (1990) — Avustaja — 159 kappaletta
Granta 26: Travel (1989) — Avustaja — 154 kappaletta
The Best American Essays 1996 (1996) — Avustaja — 132 kappaletta
The Vintage Book of Modern Indian Literature (2001) — Avustaja — 131 kappaletta
Granta 20: In Trouble Again (1986) — Avustaja — 130 kappaletta
Granta 44: The Last Place on Earth (1993) — Avustaja — 125 kappaletta
Granta 147: 40th Birthday Special (2019) — Avustaja — 56 kappaletta
Will the Flower Slip Through the Asphalt? Writers Respond to Capitalist Climate Change (2017) — Jälkisanat, eräät painokset15 kappaletta
Penguin Green Ideas Collection (2021) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta
Passages: 24 Modern Indian Stories (Signet Classics) (2009) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta

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River of Smoke Group Read (June 15th), 75 Books Challenge for 2012 (heinäkuu 2012)
Sea of Poppies Group Read: Week Two, 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (tammikuu 2012)
Sea of Poppies Group Read: Week One, 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (tammikuu 2012)


This does feel like the first volume of a trilogy. The end is very much "to be continued".

Lots of wild language play here. It doesn't really get in the way. It's a pretty effective way to pull the reader into the complex world of sailing the Indian Ocean in 1837.

We really get to know a wonderfully diverse group of people. Yeah quite a few times I was looking at maps of Calcutta. What a world!
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kukulaj | 150 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 30, 2024 |
One of those landmark books that significantly influenced my worldview. Highly recommended!
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harsharaghuram | 7 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 8, 2024 |
In an Antique Land is a hybrid book, that weaves together a travel memoir and a biography of a Jewish trader in Cairo sometime around 1100 AD.

Not sure what to make of this book. It took me months to go through it. At times it was really, really interesting, but a big load of it is an info dump that wasn't very engaging.
What I liked were the parts where Ghosh tells a story about Egypt in the 1980s through the eyes of a non-Westerner, a Hindu Indian in a rural Muslim village, which was refreshing to me. I liked the author's subtle, but often snarky comments on colonialism and cultural relativism.… (lisätietoja)
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ZeljanaMaricFerli | 13 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 4, 2024 |
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