In An Antique Land

by Amitav Ghosh

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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.

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In An Antique Land Synopsis

In an Antique Land is a subversive history in the guise of a traveller's tale. When the author stumbles across a slave narrative in the margins of an ancient text, his curiosity is piqued. What follows is a ten year search, which brings author and slave together across 800 hundred years of colonial history. Bursting with anecdote and exuberant detail, it offers a magical, intimate biography of the private life of a country, Egypt, from the Crusades to Operation Desert Storm.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781847081940
Publication date: 5th January 2012
Author: Amitav Ghosh
Publisher: Granta Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Primary Genre Travel
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ISBN: 9781847081940
Publication date: 05/01/2012
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About Amitav Ghosh

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.   Author photo © Dayanita Singh - Dream Villa Production

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