In an Antique Land : History in the Guise of a Traveler's Tale. (eBook, 2011) [WorldCat.org]
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In an Antique Land : History in the Guise of a Traveler's Tale.

Author: Amitav Ghosh
Publisher: New York : Random House US, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Once upon a time an Indian writer named Amitav Ghosh set out 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ghosh, Amitav.
In an Antique Land : History in the Guise of a Traveler's Tale.
New York : Random House US, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 9780679727835 0679727833
OCLC Number: 1031967220
Description: 1 online resource (256 pages)

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Once upon a time an Indian writer named Amitav Ghosh set out 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, s.

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