Amitav Ghosh


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    General Fiction

    Aug-2015

    Ibis - 3

    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...

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    Literary

    Oct-2011

    Ibis - 2

    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 or...

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    General Fiction

    Jun-2008

    As he searches for information about the life of an Indian slave in twelfth-century Egypt, the author, a Hindu, comes face to face with the Muslim world and culture of modern Egypt, in a narrative that juxtaposes ancient history and modern travelogue...

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    Historical

    Jun-2008

    Ibis - 1

    At the heart of this vibrant saga is a vast ship, the Ibis. Its destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean; its purpose, to fight China's vicious nineteenth-century Opium Wars. As for the crew, they are a motley array of sailors and stowa...

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    General Fiction

    May-2005

    From the author of the international bestseller The Glass Palace, The Hungry Tide is a novel of adventure and romance set in the exotic Sundarbans -- treacherous islands in the Bay of Bengal where isolated inhabitants live in fear of drowning tides a...

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    Suspense

    Feb-2001

    Set in Burma during the British invasion of 1885, this masterly novel tells the story of Rajkumar, a poor boy lifted on the tides of political and social chaos, who goes on to create an empire in the Burmese teak forest. When soldiers force the royal...

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    Espionage

    Oct-1997

    The Calcutta Chromosome is one of those books that's marketed as a mainstream thriller even though it is an excellent science fiction novel (It won the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award). The main character is a man named Antar, whose job is to moni...

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    General Fiction

    May-1989

    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, thr...

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    General Fiction

    Jun-1986

    Amitav Ghosh s extraordinary first novel makes a claim on literary turf held by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Salman Rushdie. In a vivid and magical story, The Circle of Reason traces the misadventures of Alu, a young master weaver in a small Bengali vi...

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