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Ghosh, Amitav 1956-

Overview
Works: 206 works in 832 publications in 7 languages and 19,897 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Political fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  Love stories  Adventure stories 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: PR9499.3.G536, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Amitav Ghosh
Sea of poppies by Amitav Ghosh( Book )
41 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,335 WorldCat member 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 )
43 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 2,069 WorldCat member 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 hungry tide by Amitav Ghosh( Book )
48 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,847 WorldCat member 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
River of smoke by Amitav Ghosh( Book )
32 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,657 WorldCat member 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 Calcutta chromosome : a novel of fevers, delirium & discovery by Amitav Ghosh( Book )
52 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 1,156 WorldCat member 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
The shadow lines by Amitav Ghosh( Book )
49 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 1,146 WorldCat member 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
The hungry tide by Amitav Ghosh( )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Off the eastern coast of Inda lies an extraordinary cluster of islands known as the Sundarbans. It is a raw but a beautiful sea--a place of man-eating tigers, river dolphins, huge crocodiles and devistating tides that sweep across the terrain without remorse. In this exotic land, marine biologist Piya, fisherman Fokir and translator Kanai meet. As they travel deep into the remote archipelago, they experience a territory at risk not only from natural disaster, but also from human foolishness and volatile politics
The circle of reason by Amitav Ghosh( Book )
47 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,096 WorldCat member 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
Sea of poppies by Amitav Ghosh( Recording )
24 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a journey across the Indian Ocean, the passengers of the enormous ship, The Ibis, bond together like family. Intent on fighting China's nineteenth-century Opium Wars, this hodgepodge group of passengers travel together from the high seas to the poppy fields of the Ganges, and into the backstreets of exotic Canton
River of smoke by Amitav Ghosh( Recording )
13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Ibis, loaded with a cargo of indentured servants, is in the grip of a cyclone in the Bay of Bengal. The storm also threatens the clipper ship Anahita, groaning with a large consignment of opium. And the Redruth, a nursery ship, carries Fitcher Penrose, a horticulturist determined to track down the priceless treasures of China that are hidden in plain sight. All will converge in Canton's Fanqui-Town, a powder keg awaiting a spark to ignite the Opium Wars
The glass palace a novel by Amitav Ghosh( Recording )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in Burma, Malaya and India and spanning from 1885 to the present, this vivid historical novel of love and war follows the fortunes of an extended family and shows how historical events influenced real lives. The story begins when a young Indian boy, Rajkumar, caught in the British invasion of Mandalay, spies Dolly, a maid in the royal palace
The circle of reason a novel by Amitav Ghosh( Recording )
9 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member 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 Imam and the Indian : prose pieces by Amitav Ghosh( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Calcutta chromosome a novel of fevers, delirium & discovery by Amitav Ghosh( Recording )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While working his mundane job at a huge corporation in a not-too-distant future New York City, Antar discovers evidence behind the disappearance of a man who was investigating a malaria cure in Calcutta
Les Feux du Bengale : roman by Amitav Ghosh( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in French and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un premier roman qui a du souffle et réconcilie l'esprit du roman picaresque avec celui du récit moderne, selon B. Génies qui qualifie l'auteur de "Cervantès du continent indien". Le héros est un enfant à la tête couverte de bosses et son rationaliste d'oncle. Leurs aventures le/les mènent sur les chemins de l'Inde, de l'Arabie, de l'Algérie. Selon A. Burgess, il s'agit d'une saga qui embaume la bouse de vache et les épices. Prix Médicis étranger 1990
The shadow lines by Amitav Ghosh( Recording )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Opening in Calcutta in the 1960s, 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, through years of Bengali partition and violence, observing the ways in which political events invade private lives. The Shadow Lines is a "stunning novel, a rare work that balances formal ingenuity, heart, and mind"--New Republic
Der Glaspalast : Roman by Amitav Ghosh( Book )
17 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in German and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Countdown by Amitav Ghosh( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member 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
Rivier van mist by Amitav Ghosh( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Dutch and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beschrijving van de opiumhandel in China door westerse landen in de negentiende eeuw
Le palais des miroirs : roman by Amitav Ghosh( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in French and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyse : Roman historique
 
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Alternative Names
Amitav Ghosh.
Amitav Ghosh 1956-....
Amitava Ghosh.
Ghosh, Amitav
גוש, אמיטאב 1956-
ゴーシュ, アミタヴ
Languages
English (507)
German (17)
French (13)
Italian (2)
Bengali (1)
Spanish (1)
Dutch (1)
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