Most widely held works about Amitav Ghosh
Most widely held works by Amitav Ghosh
The hungry tide by Amitav Ghosh ( Book )
53 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 2,202 libraries worldwide
Off the easternmost coast of India lies the immense archipelago of tiny islands known as the Sundarbans. Life here is precarious, ruled by the unforgiving tides and the constant threat of attacks by Bengal tigers. Into this place of vengeful beauty come two seekers from different worlds, whose lives collide with tragic consequences. The settlers of the remote Sundarbans believe that anyone without a pure heart who ventures into the watery island labyrinth will never return. With the arrival of two outsiders from the modern world, the delicate balance of small community life uneasily shifts. Piya Roy is a marine biologist, of Indian descent but stubbornly American, in search of a rare dolphin. Kanai Dutt is an urbane Delhi businessman, here to retrieve the journal of his uncle, who died mysteriously in a local political uprising. When Piya hires an illiterate but proud local fisherman to guide her through the crocodile-infested backwaters, Kanai becomes her translator. From this moment, the tide begins to turn. A contemporary story of adventure and romance, identity and history, The Hungry Tide travels deep into one of the most fascinating regions on earth, where the treacherous forces of nature and human folly threaten to destroy a way of life.
Sea of poppies by Amitav Ghosh ( Book )
42 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,917 libraries worldwide
Preparing to fight China's nineteenth-century Opium Wars, a motley assortment of sailors and passengers, including a bankrupt rajah, a widowed tribeswoman, and a free-spirited French orphan, comes to experience family-like ties that eventually span continents, races, and generations.
The Glass Palace : a novel by Amitav Ghosh ( Book )
58 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,816 libraries worldwide
"Tells of Rajkumar, a poor boy lifted on the tides of political and social chaos, who creates an empire in the Burmese teak forest. During the British invasion of 1885, when soldiers force the royal family out of the Glass Palace and into exile, Rajkumar befriends Dolly, the woman whose love will shape his life. He cannot forget her, and years later, as a rich man, he goes in search of her." -- Jacket.
The circle of reason by Amitav Ghosh ( Book )
52 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,122 libraries worldwide
In a vivid and magical story, this novel traces the misadventures of Alu, a young master weaver in a small Bengali village who is falsely accused of terrorism. Alu flees his home, traveling through Bombay to the Persian Gulf to North Africa with a bird-watching policeman in pursuit.
The Calcutta chromosome : a novel of fevers, delirium & discovery by Amitav Ghosh ( Book )
52 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,081 libraries worldwide
A computer operator in New York stumbles on information regarding an experiment in 1895 Calcutta to change people. In the experiment, mosquitos were used to transfer chromosomes from one person to another.
In an antique land by Amitav Ghosh ( Book )
54 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,031 libraries worldwide
The author recounts his ten-year investigation into the life a twelfth-century Indian slave who lived in a remote corner of Egypt.
The shadow lines by Amitav Ghosh ( Book )
51 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 973 libraries worldwide
Opening in Calcutta in the 1960's. 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 decades of violence in Bengal, observing the ways in which political events invade private lives.
Incendiary circumstances : a chronicle of the turmoil of our times by Amitav Ghosh ( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 544 libraries worldwide
Novelist and journalist Ghosh has offered 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. This book brings together the finest of these pieces for the first time--including many never before published in the U.S.--in a compelling chronicle of the turmoil of our times. In his travels he has walked amid the devastation of the 2004 tsunami, stood on an icy mountaintop on the contested border between India and Pakistan, interviewed Pol Pot's sister-in-law in Cambodia, shared the elation of Egyptians when Naguib Mahfouz won the Nobel Prize, and stood with his threatened Sikh neighbors through the riots following Indira Gandhi's assassination. With intelligence and authentic sympathy, he "illuminates the human drama behind the headlines" (Publishers Weekly). Incendiary Circumstances is testimony of an era defined by the ravages of politics and nature.--From publisher description.
River of smoke by Amitav Ghosh ( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 303 libraries worldwide
Amid a cyclone in the Bay of Bengal, three vessels, and the diverse occupants within, converge on Canton's Fanqui-Town, or Foreign Enclave, which is a powder keg awaiting a spark to ignite the Opium Wars.
The Imam and the Indian : prose pieces by Amitav Ghosh ( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Countdown by Amitav Ghosh ( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and French and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Transcript of author's talks with cross-section of people from India, Pakistan, Nepal on the nuclear tests conducted by India and Pakistan in 1998.
In an antique land history in the guise of a traveler's tale by Amitav Ghosh ( Recording )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Amitav Ghosh set out to find an Indian slave 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 predecessor, he found himself immersed in those of his modern Egyptian neighbors.
Dancing in Cambodia, at large in Burma by Amitav Ghosh ( Book )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Le chromosome de Calcutta : roman by Amitav Ghosh ( Book )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in French and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Das mohnrote Meer : Roman by Amitav Ghosh ( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in German and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Parchāiyan̲ by Amitav Ghosh ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in Urdu and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Infidel in Egypt by Amitav Ghosh ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Het glazen paleis by Amitav Ghosh ( Book )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Dutch and held by 12 libraries worldwide
De koloniale geschiedenis van Birma, Maleisië en India in de eerste helft van de twintigste eeuw wordt beschreven aan de hand van de belevenissen van een Birmese teakhandelaar en zijn vrouw.
Un océan de pavots by Amitav Ghosh ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 11 libraries worldwide
En 1838, l'Ibis, venu de Baltimore, part de Calcutta pour transporter des coolies jusqu'à l'île Maurice. A son bord sont réunis Deeti, une paysanne ruinée, Kuala, son amoureux qui l'a tirée du bûcher, la Française Paulette Lambert qui se fait passer pour une Indienne pour fuir un mariage arrangé, Jodu matelot et frère de lait de Paulette, etc.
Der Glaspalast Roman by Amitav Ghosh ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in German and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Africa, North Americans Arab countries Asia--Sundarbans Audiobooks Audiobooks Authors, Indic Ben Yijû, Abraham,--12th cent Biography Bomma,--12th cent Boys British Burma Burma--Mandalay Criticism, interpretation, etc. Cyclones Dolphins Domestic fiction East Indians Ecological disturbances Egypt False testimony Fiction Fugitives from justice Ghosh, Amitav History History, Modern Human ecology India India--Bengal India--Calcutta Jewish merchants Journalists Opium trade Political fiction Predestination Psychological fiction Rural poor Sailors Schooners Slaves Social classes Social history Terrorism--Prevention Tides Travel Travelers Voyages and travels Weavers Women scientists
Amitav Ghosh, 1956-
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