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Amitav Ghosh was born in India and spent his childhood in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and northern India. He was educated in Delhi, Oxford and Egypt and has taught in a number of Indian and American universities. He is the author of a travel book and three novels. His work has appeared in publications worldwide, including the New Yorker, the Observer and the New York Times. He is married with two children and lives in New York.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Amitav Ghosh

Flood of Fire by Amitav Ghosh
Reader Reviewed Flood of Fire
Amitav Ghosh
A thrillingly realised and richly populated novel, imbued with a wealth of historical detail, suffused with the magic of place and plotted with verve. It is difficult to know if this huge, sprawling novel would have quite the same appeal...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/06/2016
Flood of Fire by Amitav Ghosh
Reader Reviewed Flood of Fire
Amitav Ghosh
June 2015 Book of the Month. A thrillingly realised and richly populated novel, imbued with a wealth of historical detail, suffused with the magic of place and plotted with verve. It is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/05/2015
River of Smoke by Amitav Ghosh
Reader Reviewed River of Smoke
Amitav Ghosh
You really should read the first in this trilogy, The Sea of Poppies, before embarking upon this huge, sprawling epic history for, although not all the characters of that first book are followed here, you will appreciate this so...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/05/2012
In An Antique Land by Amitav Ghosh
In An Antique Land
Amitav Ghosh
January 2012 Travel Book of the Month. From the best-selling author of The Glass Palace and Sea of Poppies, an extraordinary work of non-fiction that combines ancient history with a modern-day travelogue.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/01/2012
Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh
Reader Reviewed Sea of Poppies
Amitav Ghosh
The first in the breathtaking trilogy on the history of the opium wars. This starts just before in a time of colonial upheaval, the 1830s. Full of minutiae, strong characters and vivid images, this sweeps you through a fascinating period...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/04/2009
Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh
Sea of Poppies
Amitav Ghosh
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2008. The first in a trilogy set in the Indian sub-continent of the 1830's. An array of characters set sail on the Ibris and as their stories unfold and intertwine we gain a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/05/2008
Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh
Hungry Tide
Amitav Ghosh
Set amongst the islands and mangrove forests of the Bay of Bengal, an extraordinarily hostile place where the tides reach more than a hundred miles inland, people have eked out a living probably unchanged since time began. Now the possibility...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/05/2005

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