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Ghosh, Amitav 1956-

Overview
Works: 172 works in 1,038 publications in 23 languages and 23,367 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Political fiction  Adventure stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: PR9499.3.G536, 823.914
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Publications about Amitav Ghosh
Publications by Amitav Ghosh
Most widely held works by Amitav Ghosh
Sea of poppies by Amitav Ghosh( Book )
85 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 2,579 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 Glass Palace : a novel by Amitav Ghosh( Book )
95 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 2,193 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 )
56 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,885 libraries worldwide
"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 orphan masquerading as a deck hand; and Deeti, the widowed poppy grower fleeing her homeland with her love, Kalua. The storm also threatens the clipper ship Anahita, groaning with the largest consignment of opium ever to leave India for Canton. 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: plants that have the power to heal, or beautify, or intoxicate. All will converge in Canton's Fanqui-Town, or Foreign Enclave: a tumultuous world unto itself where civilizations clash and sometime fuse. It is a powder keg awaiting a spark to ignite the Opium Wars. Spectacular coincidences, startling reversals of fortune, and tender love stories abound. But this is much more that an irresistible page-turner. The blind quest for money, the primacy of the drug trade, the concealment of base impulses behind the rhetoric of freedom: in River of Smoke, the nineteenth and twenty-first centuries meet, and the result is a consuming historical novel with powerful contemporary resonance. Critics praised Sea of Poppies for its vibrant storytelling, antic humor, and rich narrative scope; now Amitav Ghosh continues the epic that has charmed and compelled readers all over the globe"--Provided by publisher
The hungry tide by Amitav Ghosh( Book )
78 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 1,847 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
Flood of fire : a novel by Amitav Ghosh( Book )
30 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,254 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 circle of reason by Amitav Ghosh( Book )
81 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 1,252 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 shadow lines by Amitav Ghosh( Book )
85 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 1,237 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
The Calcutta chromosome : a novel of fevers, delirium & discovery by Amitav Ghosh( Book )
80 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,229 libraries worldwide
A computer operator in New York stumbles on information regarding an experiment in 1895 Calcutta to change people. In the experiment, mosquitos were used to transfer chromosomes from one person to another
The hungry tide by Amitav Ghosh( file )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,044 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 )
12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 492 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, makes 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."--Dust jacket
Sea of poppies by Amitav Ghosh( Sound Recording )
28 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 487 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( Sound Recording )
19 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 307 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( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 214 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( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 192 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 )
41 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 150 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( file )
14 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 129 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 home and the world : a view of Calcutta by Laura McPhee( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
Photographer Laura McPhee, noted for her stunning large-scale landscapes and portraits of the people who live and work in them, has been traveling to eastern India for over a decade. There she has devoted her keen and perceptive vision to picturing layers of history, culture, religion and class, as they appear in private heritage homes and public markets, lively street festivals, and the faces of city dwellers in Calcutta (also known as Kolkata). This exquisitely produced book features a selection of McPhee's works in and around India's former capital. Here we glimpse courtyards, living spaces, temples and altars as both vestiges of the past and integral to contemporary urban existence. McPhee's images sensitively penetrate the surface to show the blurred boundaries between social classes, the blending of public and private life, and resonances between India and other parts of the world. Also included are preface by Amitav Ghosh on the historical divisions inherent in the city's culture and on the nature of McPhee's work and an essay by art historian Romita Ray
The Imam and the Indian : prose pieces by Amitav Ghosh( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
The Calcutta chromosome : a novel of fevers, delirium & discovery by Amitav Ghosh( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 78 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( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 61 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
 
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Alternative Names
Amitav Ghosh.
Amitav Ghosh 1956-....
Amitav Ghosh escritor indio
Amitav Ghosh Indiaas schrijver
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-
גוש, אמיטב, 1956-
أميتاف جوش، 1956-
أميتاف غوش
آمیتاو گوش نویسنده هندی
अमिताभ घोष
অমিতাভ ঘোষ
ਅਮਿਤਾਵ ਘੋਸ਼
அமிதவ் கோசு
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
Languages
English (626)
Italian (53)
German (47)
French (32)
Spanish (23)
Dutch (12)
Danish (9)
Polish (8)
Hebrew (7)
Hindi (7)
Japanese (5)
Chinese (4)
Bengali (4)
Malayalam (3)
Catalan (2)
Serbian (2)
Arabic (1)
Tamil (1)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
Finnish (1)
Russian (1)
Gujarati (1)
Slovenian (1)
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