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Ghosh, Amitav 1956-

Overview
Works: 95 works in 772 publications in 24 languages and 19,765 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Historical fiction  Political fiction  Adventure stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Love stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9499.3.G536, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Amitav Ghosh
Sea of poppies by Amitav Ghosh( Book )

81 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 2,534 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 )

89 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 13 languages and held by 2,171 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 )

58 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,814 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 )

51 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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, the widowed poppy grower fleeing her homeland with her love, Kalua. The storm also threatens the clipper ship Anahita, groaning with the largest consignment of opium ever to leave India for Canton. 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: plants that have the power to heal, or beautify, or intoxicate. All will converge in Canton's Fanqui-Town, or Foreign Enclave: a tumultuous world unto itself where civilizations clash and sometime fuse. It is a powder keg awaiting a spark to ignite the Opium Wars. Spectacular coincidences, startling reversals of fortune, and tender love stories abound. But this is much more that an irresistible page-turner. The blind quest for money, the primacy of the drug trade, the concealment of base impulses behind the rhetoric of freedom: in River of Smoke, the nineteenth and twenty-first centuries meet, and the result is a consuming historical novel with powerful contemporary resonance. Critics praised Sea of Poppies for its vibrant storytelling, antic humor, and rich narrative scope; now Amitav Ghosh continues the epic that has charmed and compelled readers all over the globe"--Provided by publisher
The circle of reason by Amitav Ghosh( Book )

79 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 1,265 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 Calcutta chromosome : a novel of fevers, delirium & discovery by Amitav Ghosh( Book )

75 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,230 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 )

54 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,159 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 1,080 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
Flood of fire : a novel by Amitav Ghosh( Book )

23 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The stunningly vibrant final novel in the bestselling Ibis Trilogy It is 1839 and China has embargoed the trade of opium, yet too much is at stake in the lucrative business and the British Foreign Secretary has ordered the colonial government in India to assemble an expeditionary force for an attack to reinstate the trade. Among those consigned is Kesri Singh, a soldier in the army of the East India Company. He makes his way eastward on the Hind, a transport ship that will carry him from Bengal to Hong Kong. Along the way, many characters from the Ibis Trilogy come aboard, including Zachary Reid, a young American speculator in opium futures, and Shireen, the widow of an opium merchant whose mysterious death in China has compelled her to seek out his lost son. The Hind docks in Hong Kong just as war breaks out and opium "pours into the market like monsoon flood." From Bombay to Calcutta, from naval engagements to the decks of a hospital ship, among embezzlement, profiteering, and espionage, Amitav Ghosh charts a breathless course through the culminating moment of the British opium trade and vexed colonial history. With all the verve of the first two novels in the trilogy, Flood of Fire completes Ghosh's unprecedented reenvisioning of the nineteenth-century war on drugs. With remarkable historic vision and a vibrant cast of characters, Ghosh brings the Opium Wars to bear on the contemporary moment with the storytelling that has charmed readers around the world"--
Sea of poppies by Amitav Ghosh( Recording )

27 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 492 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 )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 302 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 194 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
Flood of fire by Amitav Ghosh( Recording )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows Kesri Singh, an East India Company soldier, on his 1839 journey to Hong Kong after the British colonial government assembles an expeditionary force to end a costly embargo on the eve of the Opium Wars
The circle of reason a novel by Amitav Ghosh( Recording )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 118 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 )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Calcutta chromosome a novel of fevers, delirium & discovery by Amitav Ghosh( Recording )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 76 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
The shadow lines by Amitav Ghosh( Recording )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 57 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
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
In an antique land by Amitav Ghosh( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Avec pour seul indice un fragment d'une lettre écrite au XIIe siècle par un marchand d'Aden à son ami et représentant à Mangalore, Abraham Ben Yiju, Amitav Gosh décide un jour de s'embarquer dans une remontée du temps à la recherche d'un esclave indien. Une enquête littéraire prétexte à une histoire
Lo schiavo del manoscritto by Amitav Ghosh( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in Italian and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Sea of poppies
Alternative Names
Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh 1956-....

Amitav Ghosh Indiaas schrijver

Amitav Ghosh indischer Schriftsteller

Amitav Ghosh scrittore e giornalista indiano

Amitava Ghosh

Ghosh, Amitav

Ghosh, Amitav 1956-

Амитав Гош

Ամիտավ Գոշ

אמיטאב גוש

גוש, אמיטאב 1956-

גוש, אמיטב 1956-

أميتاف غوش

آمیتاو گوش نویسنده هندی

अमिताभ घोष

অমিতাভ ঘোষ

ਅਮਿਤਾਵ ਘੋਸ਼

அமிதவ் கோசு

ಅಮಿತಾವ್ ಘೋಷ್

അമിതാവ് ഘോഷ്

อมิตาภ โฆษ

고시, 아미타브 1956-

アミタヴ・ゴーシュ

ゴーシュ, アミタヴ

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