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Ghosh, Amitav 1956-

Overview
Works: 163 works in 374 publications in 4 languages and 12,699 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Political fiction  Historical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Love stories  Adventure stories  Juvenile works 
Roles: Interviewee
Classifications: PR9499.3.G536, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Amitav Ghosh
Sea of poppies by Amitav Ghosh ( Book )
17 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 2,012 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 )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Piya is a young Bengali cetologist brought up in the US. She arrives in the Sundarbans, the islands where the Ganges merges into the Bay of Bengal, to conduct an ecological survey on dolphins. Having been schooled in the US, Piya is fully westernized and does not know any Bengali. A drowning accident leads her to become reliant on a boatman as guide and protector in the violent Sundarbans. She also meets Kanai, a young Bengali professional man visiting the area on a family matter. Between them, the three weave an intriguing tale of history, folklore, ecology, migration, love and grief
The Glass Palace : a novel by Amitav Ghosh ( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,446 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
River of smoke by Amitav Ghosh ( Book )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,121 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 hungry tide by Amitav Ghosh ( )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Off the eastern coast of India lies an extraordinary cluster of islands known as the Sundarbans. It is a raw but beautiful area-- a place of man-eating tigers, river dolphins, huge crocodiles and devastating 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"--Container
The circle of reason by Amitav Ghosh ( Book )
15 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 917 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 )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Victorian lndia to near-future New York, The Calcutta Chromosome takes readers on a wondrous journey through time as a computer programmer trapped in a mind-numbing job hits upon a curious item that will forever change his life. When Antar discovers the battered I.D. card of a long-lost acquaintance, he is suddenly drawn into a spellbinding adventure across centuries and around the globe, into the strange life of L. Murugan, a man obsessed with the medical history of malaria, and into a magnificently complex world where conspiracy hangs in the air like mosquitoes on a summer night
The shadow lines by Amitav Ghosh ( Book )
14 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 726 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
Sea of poppies by Amitav Ghosh ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 446 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 )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On ships gripped tightly in a deadly cyclone, passengers fight for their lives. Struggling to survive, characters strive to increase their wealth, experience thrilling romance, and benefit from amazing coincidences
The glass palace a novel by Amitav Ghosh ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 family out of the Glass Palace and into exile, Rajkumar befriends Dolly, a young woman in the court of the Burmese Queen, whose love will shape his life. He cannot forget her, and years later, as a rich man, he goes in search of her
The circle of reason a novel by Amitav Ghosh ( )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 109 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 ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 60 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
Der Glaspalast : Roman by Amitav Ghosh ( Book )
17 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in German and held by 56 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
Zee van papaver by Amitav Ghosh ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Dutch and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Brits-Indië raken de corruptie en hypocrisie van de Engelse machthebbers alle lagen van de lokale bevolking
Het hongerig getij by Amitav Ghosh ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Dutch and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Als in een idealistische kolonie in Bengalen, Oost-India, twee zeer verschillende bezoekers aankomen, heeft dat grote gevolgen voor de toekomst van de kolonie
The shadow lines by Amitav Ghosh ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 44 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
Un océan de pavots by Amitav Ghosh ( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in French and held by 41 WorldCat member 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
 
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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 (161)
German (17)
Dutch (3)
French (3)
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