Tag Archives: Amitav Ghosh

Driving Us Crazy

Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger, Harper Collins India, hardback, ISBN 978-81-7223-745-5, Rs 395 On Monday, I was driving home from karate at about 9pm. The Jadavpur Thana crossing was jammed as usual, and I was waiting for the lights to … Continue reading

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Creative Writing Workshops September 2008

The flurry of workshops I conducted before I went to Delhi came too fast and furious for me to blog ’em before I left, so I’m pushing a spoil-heap of half-finished posts in front of me. First off, there were … Continue reading

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Sea of Poppies

Amitav Ghosh, Sea of Poppies, Penguin Viking, 2008, Rs 599. Well, here is the promised post on Sea of Poppies. I find it very difficult to write about the novels of friends, quite as much because I’m as afraid I’ll … Continue reading

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Amitav Ghosh’s Reading at JU

This was a success: as Supriyadi said, we had never seen so many people in Vivekananda Hall before. By the time we began it was standing room only and many people had to be turned away. Students had to give … Continue reading

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Launch of Sea of Poppies at Floatel

Amitav Ghosh’s new novel Sea of Poppies was launched in Calcutta today at a glittering function at the Floatel on the Hooghly, an appropriate venue for the launch of a book about a sea voyage, as the owner Mr Manab … Continue reading

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Amitav Ghosh to read at Jadavpur University

Amitav Ghosh will read from his new book Sea of Poppies on Friday 11 July at 3.30pm at Vivekananda Hall, Subarna Jayanti Building, Jadavpur University. The reading will be followed by a short discussion and question and answer session, and … Continue reading

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The Vodafone Crossword Book Award 2007

The suspense is over. Yesterday at a glittering ceremony at the Nehru Centre in Worli, Mumbai, the winners in the four categories of the Vodafone Crossword Book Award were announced. Attendance on the part of shortlistees was good, with about … Continue reading

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