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Amitav Ghosh

Autor(a) de Sea of Poppies

39+ Works 13,581 Membros 425 Críticas 47 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos


Obras por Amitav Ghosh

Sea of Poppies (2008) 3,075 exemplares
The Glass Palace (2000) 2,705 exemplares
The Hungry Tide (2004) 1,814 exemplares
River of Smoke (2011) 1,016 exemplares
The Calcutta Chromosome (1995) 909 exemplares
In an Antique Land (1992) 885 exemplares
The Shadow Lines (1988) 834 exemplares
Flood of Fire (2015) 576 exemplares
The Circle of Reason (1986) 364 exemplares
Gun Island (2019) 314 exemplares
Imam and the Indian (2002) 49 exemplares

Associated Works

The Climate Book: The Facts and the Solutions (2022) — Contribuidor — 193 exemplares
Granta 25: The Murderee (1988) — Contribuidor — 162 exemplares
Granta 34: Death of a Harvard Man (1990) — Contribuidor — 159 exemplares
Granta 26: Travel (1989) — Contribuidor — 154 exemplares
The Best American Essays 1996 (1996) — Contribuidor — 131 exemplares
The Vintage Book of Modern Indian Literature (2001) — Contribuidor — 131 exemplares
Granta 20: In Trouble Again (1986) — Contribuidor — 130 exemplares
Granta 44: The Last Place on Earth (1993) — Contribuidor — 124 exemplares
Granta 147: 40th Birthday Special (2019) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
Other Routes: 1500 Years of African and Asian Travel Writing (2005) — Prefácio — 16 exemplares
Will the Flower Slip Through the Asphalt? Writers Respond to Capitalist Climate Change (2017) — Posfácio, algumas edições15 exemplares
Passages: 24 Modern Indian Stories (Signet Classics) (2009) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Penguin Green Ideas Collection (2021) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



River of Smoke Group Read (June 15th) em 75 Books Challenge for 2012 (Julho 2012)
Sea of Poppies Group Read: Week Two em 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (Janeiro 2012)
Sea of Poppies Group Read: Week One em 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (Janeiro 2012)


BooksInMirror | 57 outras críticas | Feb 19, 2024 |
Fascinating and depressing in equal measure.
TheoSmit | 5 outras críticas | Feb 10, 2024 |
Very enjoyable. Set in the tide country of the delta on the border between India and Bangladesh, south and east of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta). A couple of storylines alternate chapters, one of a modern day cetologist investigating river dolphins in the delta, the other life in the tide country, both present day and an the previous decades. The story of the place itself, with immense rivers transforming into miles of mud and then back again with the changing of the tides is quite magical, and melded with local folklore, magical tigers, idealism and love. As a scientist, I found the tale of the cetologist’s awareness of the implications of her sightings expanding into a new understanding unusually well described for a novel, and in the authors notes Ghosh describes how field work with a real cetologist on the Mekong played a role in his writing. So a little history, an amazing setting, and a fine tale add up to a fine read.… (mais)
diveteamzissou | 57 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2024 |
Read in preparation for a trip to Burma this winter. A good overview of history and culture.
jemisonreads | 64 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2024 |



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