The Imam And The Indian, Prose Pieces

The Imam And The Indian Prose Pieces None

  • Title: The Imam And The Indian, Prose Pieces
  • Author: Amitav Ghosh
  • ISBN: 9780670082117
  • Page: 392
  • Format: Hardcover
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    • Amitav Ghosh

      Amitav Ghosh is one of India s best known writers His books include The Circle of Reason, The Shadow Lines, In An Antique Land, Dancing in Cambodia, The Calcutta Chromosome, The Glass Palace, Incendiary Circumstances, The Hungry Tide His most recent novel, Sea of Poppies, is the first volume of the Ibis Trilogy.Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta in 1956 He studied in Dehra Dun, New Delhi, Alexandria and Oxford and his first job was at the Indian Express newspaper in New Delhi He earned a doctorate at Oxford before he wrote his first novel, which was published in 1986.The Circle of Reason won the Prix Medicis Etranger, one of France s top literary awards, and The Shadow Lines won the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Ananda Puraskar The Calcutta Chromosome won the Arthur C Clarke Award for 1997 and The Glass Palace won the Grand Prize for Fiction at the Frankfurt International e Book Awards in 2001 The Hungry Tide won the Hutch Crossword Book Prize in 2006 In 2007 Amitav Ghosh was awarded the Grinzane Cavour Prize in Turin, Italy Amitav Ghosh has written for many publications, including the Hindu, The New Yorker and Granta, and he has served on the juries of several international film festivals, including Locarno and Venice He has taught at many universities in India and the USA, including Delhi University, Columbia, the City University of New York and Harvard He no longer teaches and is currently writing the next volume of the Ibis Trilogy.He is married to the writer, Deborah Baker, and has two children, Lila and Nayan He divides his time between Kolkata, Goa and Brooklyn.

    933 thoughts on “The Imam And The Indian, Prose Pieces

    • In some ways, I wish I had read this book before all the others but I am lucky that I did not. It gives one a glimpse of the style of the author that one has come to admire but it also makes for disappointment and frustration. The collection, despite the author's defence in the acknowledgements, could have done with a better editor who should have put his foot down to ensure that the free flowing style that one has come to expect of the author is not interrupted with his academic pieces that do [...]

    • The first few (7 or 8) essays seem to have been taken as a whole from his In an Antique Land (1992) or are, in some way or the other, related to it. It might be the same for the other pieces, but, for his fans, an Amitav Ghosh anthology is a collector's item.I did not get to read all the essays and will re-borrow it as I do want to read the one on Agha Shahid Ali's poetry. Just yesterday I came across a collection of his poems.Of the ones I read I retain the Ghosts of Mrs Gandhi, a piece on the [...]

    • This collection of essays is quite varied from fairly informal writings to very academic papers submitted to anthropological journals, but they all share his refreshing internationalist perspective. If nothing else, this collection is worth reading simply for its description of the '84 anti Sikh riots (during which Ghosh was in Delhi) and how similar they feel to other essays of his dealing with happenings in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka & Cambodia. He strongly makes the case that these are not iso [...]

    • Quite a varied genres of prose by Amitav Ghosh based on some of his experiences and his research. No comment on his world class writing.

    • Great essays of the author's personal experiences. Also contains some book reviews of historical significance. Quite engrossing.

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