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Amitav Ghosh

Författare till Sea of Poppies

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Born in Calcutta, and spent his childhood in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Northern India. He studied in Delhi, Oxford, and Egypt and taught at various Indian and American universities. Author of a travel book and three acclaimed novels. Ghosh has also written for GRANTA, THE NEW YORKER, THE NEW YORK visa mer TIMES, and THE OBSERVER. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children. (Publisher Provided) Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta, India on July 11, 1956. He studied in Delhi, Oxford and Alexandria. His first book, The Circle of Reason, won France's Prix Médicis. He has won several other awards including the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Ananda Puraskar for The Shadow Lines, the Arthur C. Clarke award for The Calcutta Chromosome, and the Crossword Book Prize for The Hungry Tide and Sea of Poppies. His other works include In an Antique Land, Dancing in Cambodia, The Glass Palace, and River of Smoke. In 2007, he was awarded the Padma Shri, one of India's highest honors, by the President of India. He made the New Zealand Best Seller List in 2015 with his title Flood of Fire. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre


Verk av Amitav Ghosh

Sea of Poppies (2008) 3,072 exemplar
The Glass Palace (2000) 2,670 exemplar
The Hungry Tide (2004) 1,787 exemplar
River of Smoke (2011) 1,003 exemplar
The Calcutta Chromosome (1995) 902 exemplar
In an Antique Land (1992) 875 exemplar
The Shadow Lines (1988) 816 exemplar
Flood of Fire (2015) 567 exemplar
The Circle of Reason (1986) 362 exemplar
Gun Island (2019) 302 exemplar
Imam and the Indian (2002) 49 exemplar
Countdown (1999) 48 exemplar
Jungle Nama (2021) 17 exemplar
Uncanny and Improbable Events (2021) 16 exemplar
The Living Mountain (2022) 7 exemplar
2000 1 exemplar
La nuez moscada 1 exemplar
Vloed van vuur (2016) 1 exemplar
2008 1 exemplar
2004 1 exemplar
Le linee d' ombra 1 exemplar
A puskakereskedő legendája (2020) 1 exemplar
La ciudad junto al mar (2005) 1 exemplar
Ríos de humo (2013) 1 exemplar

Associerade verk

Granta 25: The Murderee (1988) — Bidragsgivare — 161 exemplar
Granta 34: Death of a Harvard Man (1990) — Bidragsgivare — 158 exemplar
Granta 26: Travel (1989) — Bidragsgivare — 153 exemplar
The Best American Essays 1996 (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 130 exemplar
The Vintage Book of Modern Indian Literature (2001) — Bidragsgivare — 130 exemplar
Granta 20: In Trouble Again (1986) — Bidragsgivare — 130 exemplar
Granta 44: The Last Place on Earth (1993) — Bidragsgivare — 125 exemplar
Granta 147: 40th Birthday Special (2019) — Bidragsgivare — 53 exemplar
The Climate Book: Greta Thunberg (2022) — Bidragsgivare — 52 exemplar
Passages: 24 Modern Indian Stories (Signet Classics) (2009) — Bidragsgivare — 10 exemplar


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River of Smoke Group Read (June 15th) i 75 Books Challenge for 2012 (juli 2012)
Sea of Poppies Group Read: Week Two i 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (januari 2012)
Sea of Poppies Group Read: Week One i 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (januari 2012)


A rollicking adventure with a wide ensemble of characters, set in the mid-19th century. The main theme is the production and distribution of opium, and how it affects the different stratas of society in India. The underlying theme is the evil of mercantile collonialism. Lots of the story takes place in and around one of the ships that will transport the opium, so there is lots of ship-lore and salty language.

In fact language is one of the predominant features of the book - particularly how it crosses different cultures (there is an extensive semi-fictionalised glossary devoted just to that). At first, I found the extremely stylised dialogue a little self-conscious and off-putting - even annoying. But eventually I decided that I should just enjoy the fun of it, much as I assume Ghosh was having fun writing it.

When the ending arrives it all feels very sudden, leaving a slight dissatisfaction. But it's a transporting adventure story - not exactly life-changing, but illuminating and enjoyable.

Update - just saw that this is part of a trilogy, making the sudden ending more understandable (though still a bit unfulfilling). May probably read the sequel at some point.
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thisisstephenbetts | 149 andra recensioner | Nov 25, 2023 |
This book starts in Madalay and follows the exile of the Burmese royal family to India. This book goes across three generations and looks at tradition and Empire.[return][return]Enjoyable in parts, beginning was good, though later in the book lots of history was covered in paragraphs which was unfortunate......
nordie | 62 andra recensioner | Oct 14, 2023 |
Thoroughly researched! Wonderful characters.
harishwriter | 149 andra recensioner | Oct 12, 2023 |


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