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Amitav Ghosh

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Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta and spent his childhood in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and northern India. He studied in Delhi and Egypt and at Oxford 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 Times and The Observer. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

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The Glass Palace
A Novel
Written by Amitav Ghosh


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 1, 2001
Price: $11.99

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The Glass Palace
A Novel
Written by Amitav Ghosh


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 12, 2002
Price: $16.00

Set in Burma during the British invasion of 1885, this masterly novel by Amitav Ghosh tells the story of Rajkumar, a poor boy lifted on the tides of political and social chaos, who goes on to create an empire in the Burmese teak forest. When soldiers force the royal family out... Read more >
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In an Antique Land
History in the Guise of a Traveler's Tale
Written by Amitav Ghosh


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 29, 1994
Price: $16.00

Combining shrewd observations with painstaking historical research from his journey to a small village in Egypt, Ghosh serves up skeptics and holy men, merchants and sorcerers. Some imagined, some real, all emerge as vividly as the characters in a great novel. In An Antique Land is an inspired work that transcends... Read more >
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In an Antique Land
History in the Guise of a Traveler's Tale
Written by Amitav Ghosh


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 20, 2011
Price: $13.99

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