skip to content
In an antique land Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

In an antique land

Author: Amitav Ghosh
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1994.
Series: Vintage departures.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Vintage Departures edView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Overview: Once upon a time an Indian writer named Amitav Ghosh set out to find an Indian slave, name unknown, who some seven hundred years before had traveled to the Middle East. The journey took him to a small village in Egypt, where medieval customs coexist with twentieth-century desires and discontents. But even as Ghosh sought to re-create the life of his Indian predecessor, he found himself immersed in those  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Amitav Ghosh; Abraham Ben Yijû; Bomma; Amitav Ghosh; Abraham Ben Yijû; Bomma; Amitav Ghosh
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 9780679727835 0679727833
OCLC Number: 29428387
Notes: "History in a guise of a traveler's tale"--Cover.
Reprint. Originally published: New York : A.A. Knopf, 1993.
Description: 393 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Prologue --
Laṭaifa --
Nashawy --
Mangalore --
Going back --
Epilogue --
Note.
Series Title: Vintage departures.
Responsibility: Amitav Ghosh.

Abstract:

Overview: Once upon a time an Indian writer named Amitav Ghosh set out to find an Indian slave, name unknown, who some seven hundred years before had traveled to the Middle East. The journey took him to a small village in Egypt, where medieval customs coexist with twentieth-century desires and discontents. But even as Ghosh sought to re-create the life of his Indian predecessor, he found himself immersed in those of his modern Egyptian neighbors. Combining shrewd observations with painstaking historical research, Ghosh serves up skeptics and holy men, merchants and sorcerers. Some of these figures are real, some only imagined, but all emerge as vividly as the characters in a great novel. In an Antique Land is an inspired work that transcends genres as deftly as it does eras, weaving an entrancing and intoxicating spell.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

All user tags (2)

View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/29428387>
library:oclcnum"29428387"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/29428387>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
<http://viaf.org/viaf/36784744>
rdf:typeschema:Person
schema:familyName"Ben Yijû"
schema:givenName"Abraham"
schema:name"Ben Yijû, Abraham, active 12th century."
schema:bookEdition"1st Vintage Departures ed."
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"1994"
schema:description"Overview: Once upon a time an Indian writer named Amitav Ghosh set out to find an Indian slave, name unknown, who some seven hundred years before had traveled to the Middle East. The journey took him to a small village in Egypt, where medieval customs coexist with twentieth-century desires and discontents. But even as Ghosh sought to re-create the life of his Indian predecessor, he found himself immersed in those of his modern Egyptian neighbors. Combining shrewd observations with painstaking historical research, Ghosh serves up skeptics and holy men, merchants and sorcerers. Some of these figures are real, some only imagined, but all emerge as vividly as the characters in a great novel. In an Antique Land is an inspired work that transcends genres as deftly as it does eras, weaving an entrancing and intoxicating spell."@en
schema:description"Prologue -- Laṭaifa -- Nashawy -- Mangalore -- Going back -- Epilogue -- Note."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/324981>
schema:genre"Biography."@en
schema:genre"Biography"@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"In an antique land"@en
schema:numberOfPages"393"
schema:publisher
schema:url
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.