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Old World Orders: Amitav Ghosh and the Writing of Nostalgia

Gaurav Desai

in Commerce with the Universe: Africa, India, and the Afrasian Imagination

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164542
eISBN:
9780231535595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164542.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a close historical reading of Amitav Ghosh's In an Antique Land, one of the few literary texts concerned with the twelfth-century Indian Ocean trade between Egypt and India ... More


The ‘metaphysic’ of modernity

Anshuman A. Mondal

in Amitav Ghosh

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070044
eISBN:
9781781701102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070044.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter centres on Ghosh's exploration of science, knowledge and rationality. It examines Ghosh's The Calcutta Chromosome, In an Antique Land and The Circle of Reason. It shows that in these ... More


Tiny threads, gigantic tapestries

Anshuman A. Mondal

in Amitav Ghosh

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070044
eISBN:
9781781701102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070044.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses all of Ghosh's major works, such as The Hungry Tide. It focuses on Ghosh's engagement with history and historiography. It analyses how each of these major works deal and come ... More


Amitav Ghosh and Caryl Phillips: Global Travel, Then and Now

in Mobility at Large: Globalization, Textuality and Innovative Travel Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318214
eISBN:
9781846317736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317736.003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines travel texts that reverse or challenge the Eurocentric conventions of the genre: In an Antique Land by Amitav Ghosh and The Atlantic Sound by Caryl Phillips. It explains that ... More


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