Sea Of Poppies (PB)
  • Author : Amitav Ghosh
  • Release Date : 01 June 2009
  • Publisher : Penguin Books India
  • Genre : Slave trade
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN 13 : 9780143066156
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Book excerpt: Sea of Poppies is a stunningly vibrant and intensely human work that confirms Amitav Ghosh's reputation as a master storyteller. At the heart of this epic saga is a vast ship, the Ibis. Its destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean to the Mauritius Islands. As to the people on board, they are a motley array of sailors and stowaways, coolies and convicts. In a time of colonial upheaval in the mid-nineteenth century, fate has thrown together a truly diverse cast of Indians and Westerners, from a bankrupt Raja to a widowed village-woman, from a mulatto American freedman to a free-spirited European orphan. As they sail down the Hooghly and into the sea, their old family ties are washed away, and they view themselves as jahaj-bhais, or ship-brothers, who will build whole new lives for themselves in the remote islands where they are being taken. It is the beginning of an unlikely dynasty.

Sea Of Poppies  PB

Sea Of Poppies PB

Author : Amitav Ghosh
Publisher : Penguin Books India
Genre : Slave trade
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Sea of Poppies is a stunningly vibrant and intensely human work that confirms Amitav Ghosh's reputation as a master storyteller. At the heart of this epic saga is a vast ship, the Ibis. Its destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean to the Mauritius Islands. As to the ...

Gun Island

Gun Island

Author : Amitav Ghosh
Publisher : Penguin
Genre : Fiction
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From the award-winning author of the bestselling epic Ibis trilogy comes a globetrotting, folkloric adventure novel about family and heritage. “With sweeping exuberant style and extraordinary linguistic facility, Ghosh takes us into a world where desperate refugees trickle through borders like water from melting ice, but where massing animals find ...

The Circle of Reason

The Circle of Reason

Author : Amitav Ghosh
Publisher : HMH
Genre : Fiction
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A New York Times Notable Book: A policeman chases a falsely accused man on a wild journey around the world in this “utterly involving” novel (The Sunday Times). When eight-year-old Nachiketa Bose first arrives in the East Bengali village of Lalpukur, he receives the name Alu—potato—for the size ...

The Glass Palace

The Glass Palace

Author : Ghosh,Amitav
Publisher : Penguin Books India
Genre : Uncategorized
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The Glass Palace Begins With The Shattering Of The Kingdom Of Burma, And Tells The Story Of A People, A Fortune, And A Family And Its Fate. It Traces The Life Of Rajkumar, A Poor Indian Boy, Who Is Lifted On The Tides Of Political And Social Turmoil To Build ...

The Hungry Tide

The Hungry Tide

Author : Amitav Ghosh
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Genre : Fiction
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Three lives collide on an island off India: “An engrossing tale of caste and culture… introduces readers to a little-known world.”—Entertainment Weekly Off the easternmost coast of India, in the Bay of Bengal, lies the immense labyrinth of tiny islands known as the Sundarbans. For settlers here, life is ...

Flood of Fire

Flood of Fire

Author : Amitav Ghosh
Publisher : Penguin Canada
Genre : Fiction
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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 for the attack, the Hind, travels eastwards from Bengal to China, sailing into the ...

The Great Derangement

The Great Derangement

Author : Amitav Ghosh
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Is our imagination adequate to the realities of global warming? The novelist Amitav Ghosh argues that we need art and literature to help us imagine our future in the Anthropocene, but that they are falling short of the task. If culture cannot help us see the realities of our plight, ...

Incendiary Circumstances

Incendiary Circumstances

Author : Amitav Ghosh
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The author reminisces on the past thiry years of his life, providing eyewitness accounts and reflections on some of the most turbulent events of his time, including the assassination of Indira Gandhi, the Pol Pot massacres of Cambodia, and September 11th....

Calcutta Chromosome  A Novel  PB

Calcutta Chromosome A Novel PB

Author : Amitav Ghosh
Publisher : Penguin Books India
Genre : Indic fiction (English)
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From Victorian lndia to near-future New York, The Calcutta Chromosome takes readers on a wondrous journey through time as a computer programmer trapped in a mind-numbing job hits upon a curious item that will forever change his life. When Antar discovers the battered I.D. card of a long-lost acquaintance, ...

The Shadow Lines

The Shadow Lines

Author : Amitav Ghosh,Amitav
Publisher : Penguin Books India
Genre : Boys
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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 ...

Jungle Nama

Jungle Nama

Author : Amitav Ghosh
Publisher : Hachette UK
Genre : Fiction
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'One of the finest writers of his generation' Financial Times Thousands of islands rise from the rivers' rich silts, crowned with forests of mangrove, rising on stilts. This is the Sundarban, where great rivers give birth; to a vast jungle that joins Ocean and Earth. Jungle Nama is a beautifully ...

River of Smoke

River of Smoke

Author : Amitav Ghosh
Publisher : Penguin Canada
Genre : Fiction
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The Ibis 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 widowed poppy grower fleeing her homeland with ...

In an Antique Land

In an Antique Land

Author : Amitav Ghosh
Publisher : Vintage
Genre : Travel
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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 ...

Countdown

Countdown

Author : Amitav Ghosh
Publisher : Orient Blackswan
Genre : India
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This Book Is Partly A Result Of Journey,S And Conversations With Many Hundreds Of People In India, Pakistan And Nepal....

The Nutmeg s Curse

The Nutmeg s Curse

Author : Amitav Ghosh
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Genre : Nature
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In this ambitious successor to The Great Derangement, acclaimed writer Amitav Ghosh finds the origins of our contemporary climate crisis in Western colonialism’s violent exploitation of human life and the natural environment. A powerful work of history, essay, testimony, and polemic, Amitav Ghosh’s new book traces our contemporary ...