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1 Vedica Kant; Foreword By Amitav Ghosh
'If I Die here, Who Will Remember Me?': India and the First World War
Lustre Press/Roli Books; New Delhi, India; 2014; 8174369791 / 9788174369796; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 255 with numerous colour and b/w illustrations. 037989

Price: 49.25 USD
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2 Amitav Ghosh
Penguin/Viking; New Delhi, India; 2008; 0670082104 / 9780670082100; First Penguin Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed pages: 96. 024588

Price: 7.50 USD
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3 Amitav Ghosh
Dancing in Cambodia, At Large in Burma
Penguin/Viking; New Delhi, India; 2008; 0670082120 / 9780670082124; First Penguin Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed pages: 108 with 4 colour illustrations. 024075

Price: 6.50 USD
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4 Amitav Ghosh
In An Antique Land
Penguin/Viking; New Delhi, India; 0143066498 / 9780143066491; First Penguin Edition; Paperback; New; 
Printed pages: 344. 022953

Price: 8.95 USD
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5 Amitav Ghosh
River of Smoke
Penguin; New Delhi, India; 0143424718 / 9780143424710; Paperback; New; 
In September 1838 a storm blows up on the Indian Ocean and the Ibis, a ship carrying a consignment of convicts and indentured labourers from Calcutta to Mauritius, is caught up in the whirlwind. When the seas settle, five men have disappeared—two lascars, two convicts and one of the passengers. Did the same storm upend the fortunes of those aboard the Anahita, an opium carrier heading towards Canton? And what fate befell those aboard the Redruth, a sturdy two-masted brig heading East out of Cornwall? Was it the storm that altered their course or were the destinies of these passengers at the mercy of even more powerful forces? On the grand scale of an historical epic, River of Smoke follows its storm-tossed characters to the crowded harbours of China. There, despite efforts of the emperor to stop them, ships from Europe and India exchange their cargoes of opium for boxes of tea, silk, porcelain and silver. Among them are Bahram Modi, a wealthy Parsi opium merchant out of Bombay, his estranged half-Chinese son Ah Fatt, the orphaned amateur botanist Paulette and a motley collection of others in pursuit of romance, riches and a legendary rare flower. All struggle to cope with their losses—and, for some, unimaginable freedoms—in the alleys and crowded waterways of nineteenth-century Canton. As transporting and mesmerizing as an opiate induced dream, River of Smoke, book two in Amitav Ghosh’s Ibis trilogy, will soon be heralded as a masterpiece of twenty-first century literature. Printed pages: 568. 036608

Price: 9.95 USD
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6 Amitav Ghosh
The Calcutta Chromosome
Penguin/Viking; New Delhi, India; 0143066552 / 9780143066552; First Edition; Paperback; New; 
In this extraordinary novel, Amitav Ghosh navigates through time and genres to present a unique tale. Beginning at an unspecified time in the future and ranging back to the late nineteenth century, the reader follows the adventures of the enigmatic L. Murugan. An authority on the Nobel Prize-winning scientist Sir Ronald Ross, who solved the malaria puzzle in Calcutta in 1898, Murugan is in search of the elusive ‘Calcutta Chromosome’. With its astonishing range of characters, advanced computer science, religious cults and wonderful portraits of Victorian and contemporary India, The Calcutta Chromosome expands the scope of the novel as we know it, as Amitav Ghosh takes on the avatar of a science thriller writer. Printed pages: 272. 022945

Price: 8.25 USD
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7 Amitav Ghosh
The Glass Palace
HarperCollins Publishers; New Delhi, India; 0007427468 / 9780007427468; Paperback; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 552. 002982

Price: 8.25 USD
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8 Amitav Ghosh
The Hungry Tide
Penguin/Viking; New Delhi, India; 2008; 0670082198 / 9780670082193; First Penguin Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 440. 022951

Price: 9.95 USD
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9 Amitav Ghosh
The Shadow Lines
Penguin/Viking; New Delhi, India; 2009; 0143066560 / 9780143066569; Paperback; New; 
As a boy, Amitav Ghosh’s narrator travels across time, experiencing different worlds, all brought to life by the tales of those around him. Set against a backdrop of war and strife, each story becomes an extension of his life. Through them he traverses the unreliable planes of memory, unmindful of physical, political and chronological borders. But as he grows older, he is haunted by a seemingly random act of violence. Bits and pieces of stories, both half-remembered and imagined, come together in his mind until he arrives at an intricate, interconnected picture of the world where borders and boundaries mean nothing, mere shadow lines that we draw dividing people and nations. Out of a miraculously complex web of memories, relationships and images, Amitav Ghosh builds an intensely vivid, funny and moving story. He questions the meaning of political freedom and the force of nationalism in the modern world. Exposing the idea of the nation state as an illusion, an arbitrary dissection of people, Ghosh reveals the absurd manner in which your home can suddenly become your enemy. Printed Pages: 288. 037853

Price: 8.25 USD
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