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Ghosh, Amitav 1956-

Overview
Works: 118 works in 870 publications in 21 languages and 21,818 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Political fiction  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author
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 )

88 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 2,564 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 hungry tide by Amitav Ghosh( Book )

79 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 1,816 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
The Glass Palace : a novel by Amitav Ghosh( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,343 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 shadow lines by Amitav Ghosh( Book )

82 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,215 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
Flood of fire : a novel by Amitav Ghosh( Book )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,195 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."
The hungry tide by Amitav Ghosh( )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,005 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 great derangement : climate change and the unthinkable by Amitav Ghosh( Book )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Are we deranged? The acclaimed Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh argues that future generations may well think so. How else to explain our imaginative failure in the face of global warming? In his first major book of nonfiction since In an Antique Land, Ghosh examines our inability -at the level of literature, history, and politics- to grasp the scale and violence of climate change. The extreme nature of today's climate events, Ghosh asserts, make them peculiarly resistant to contemporary modes of thinking and imagining. This is particularly true of serious literary fiction: hundred-year storms and freakish tornadoes simply feel too improbable for the novel; they are automatically consigned to other genres. In the writing of history, too, the climate crisis has sometimes led to gross simplifications; Ghosh shows that the history of the carbon economy is a tangled global story with many contradictory and counterintuitive elements. Ghosh ends by suggesting that politics, much like literature, has become a matter of personal moral reckoning rather than an arena of collective action. But to limit fiction and politics to individual moral adventure comes at a great cost. The climate crisis asks us to imagine other forms of human existence-a task to which fiction, Ghosh argues, is the best suited of all cultural forms. His book serves as a great writer's summons to confront the most urgent task of our time."
Sea of poppies by Amitav Ghosh( Recording )

30 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 470 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 )

20 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
Flood of fire by Amitav Ghosh( Recording )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 213 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 glass palace : a novel by Amitav Ghosh( Recording )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 190 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
In an antique land by Amitav Ghosh( Book )

42 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 150 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
The circle of reason a novel by Amitav Ghosh( )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 129 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 )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 81 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 60 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 58 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
Incendiary circumstances : a chronicle of the turmoil of our times by Amitav Ghosh( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member 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
Dancing in Cambodia, at large in Burma by Amitav Ghosh( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amitav Ghosh by Anshuman A Mondal( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amitav Ghosh is an authoritative critical introduction to the fictional and non-fictional writings of one of the most celebrated and significant literary voices to have emerged from India in recent decades. It is the first full-length study of Amitav Ghosh's work to be available outside India. Encompassing all of Ghosh's fictional and non-fictional writings to date, this book takes a thematic approach which enables in-depth analysis of the cluster of themes, ideas and issues that Ghosh has steadily built up into a substantial intellectual project. This project overlaps significantly with many of the key debates in postcolonial studies and so this book is both an introduction to Ghosh's writing and a contribution to the development of ideas on the 'postcolonial' - in particular, its relation to postmodernism. Amitav Ghosh is for students and teachers of postcolonial literatures in English at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels
 
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Sea of poppies
Alternative Names
Amitav Ghosh.

Amitav Ghosh 1956-....

Amitav Ghosh écrivain indien

Amitav Ghosh escritor indio

Amitav Ghosh Indiaas schrijver

Amitav Ghosh Indian writer

Amitav Ghosh indischer Schriftsteller

Amitav Ghosh scrittore e giornalista indiano

Amitava Ghosh.

Ghosh, Amitav

Амитав Гош

Амітав Ґош

Ամիտավ Գոշ

אמיטאב גוש

אמיטאב גוש סופר הודי

גוש, אמיטאב 1956-

أميتاف جوش، 1956-

أميتاف غوش

أميتاف غوش كاتب هندي

آمیتاو قوش

آمیتاو گوش نویسنده هندی

अमिताभ घोष

অমিতাভ ঘোষ

অমিতাভ ঘোষ ভারতীয় লেখক

ਅਮਿਤਾਵ ਘੋਸ਼

ਅਮਿਤਾਵ ਘੋਸ਼ ਭਾਰਤੀ ਲੇਖਕ

அமிதவ் கோசு

అమితావ్ గోష్ రచయిత

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

艾米塔·葛旭

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