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Sea of poppies

Author: Amitav Ghosh
Publisher: Toronto : Viking Canada, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At the heart of this epic saga, set just before the Opium Wars, is an old slave ship, The Ibis. Its destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean, its crew a motley array of sailors and stowaways, coolies and convicts. In a time of colonial upheaval, fate has thrown together a truly diverse cast of Indians and Westerners. As their old family ties are washed away, they come to view themselves as jahaj-bhais,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ghosh, Amitav.
Sea of poppies.
Toronto : Viking Canada, c2008
(OCoLC)760904953
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 9780670066643 0670066648
OCLC Number: 225774755
Description: 515 p. : map ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Amitav Ghosh.

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At the heart of this epic saga, set just before the Opium Wars, is an old slave ship, The Ibis. Its destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean, its crew a motley array of sailors and stowaways, coolies and convicts. In a time of colonial upheaval, fate has thrown together a truly diverse cast of Indians and Westerners. As their old family ties are washed away, they come to view themselves as jahaj-bhais, or ship-brothers, and an unlikely dynasty is born which spans continents, races, and generations.

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