September 19, 2020

Amitav Ghosh

  • Why The Elections Disappoint Me
    Why The Elections Disappoint Me

    The election results reflect the corporate capture of the political process, a phenomenon that seems to gain...

  • In Meluku, East Of Eden
    In Meluku, East Of Eden

    The story of spices is the story of temptation—and human civilisation’s rise and fall. A string of...

  • River Of Smoke
    River Of Smoke

    Outlook Exclusive: Extracts from the eagerly-awaited book two in Amitav Ghosh’s Ibis trilogy

  • 'It Would Have Been Completely Contrary To My Beliefs'
    'It Would Have Been Completely Contrary To My Beliefs'

    'The gesture you were asking me to make was one that would have had the import of denying the legitimacy of...

  • 'Writers Have No Armies'
    'Writers Have No Armies'

    The recipients of the prize on the controversy surrounding their acceptance of it: 'The more we were told to...

  • 'It Is Not Awarded By The State Of Israel'
    'It Is Not Awarded By The State Of Israel'

    Amitav Ghosh on his refusing to refuse the Dan David Prize: 'I do not believe in embargoes and boycotts...

  • Wild Fictions
    Wild Fictions

    How literature, legends and folklore have influenced our responses to nature and wildlife -- sometimes with...

  • Confessions Of A Xenophile
    Confessions Of A Xenophile

    Next to my own country, India, there is no place in the world that has been more important to my development...

  • Sea Of Poppies
    Sea Of Poppies

    Outlook Exclusive: Extracts from Amitav Ghosh's eagerly-awaited new novel, Sea of Poppies

  • The Perfectionist
    The Perfectionist

    Plainly put, Ravi Dayal (1937 - 2006) was one of the great editors of his time: the sort of expertise he...

  • A Crocodile In The Swamplands
    A Crocodile In The Swamplands

    Sahara's misconceived hotel project can only be an ecological disaster for the Sunderbans and a nightmare in...

  • Satyajit Ray
    Satyajit Ray

    What can one possibly say to someone to whom one owes so great a debt?

  • Nana Sahib And The Texas Detour
    Nana Sahib And The Texas Detour

    Visions of 'empire' pervade the coalition air. But it's born of force, not persuasion.

  • The Ghosts Of Mrs Gandhi
    The Ghosts Of Mrs Gandhi

    The celebrated writer's seminal 1995 essay from the New Yorker, about October 31, 1984

  • 'The Ghat Of The Only World'
    'The Ghat Of The Only World'

    Agha Shahid Ali in Brooklyn: Almost to the very end, even as his life was being consumed by his disease, he...

  • In The Reign Of The Headless Horse
    In The Reign Of The Headless Horse

    Disband the Sangh parivar's extra-governmental militias, or we could be heading the way of Zia-ul-Haq's...

  • The Pralay Mythology
    The Pralay Mythology

    Tracing it back to Nehru, Kanti Bajpai, while not being entirely dismissive of the arguments of the defence...

  • 'I Went Through  Deep Anguish'
    'I Went Through Deep Anguish'

    George Fernandes, Defence Minister, says that the explosions were mainly a deterrent and that there will not...

  • 'Political, Not Military, Weapons'
    'Political, Not Military, Weapons'

    General V.P. Malik, then Chief of Army Staff, argues that from the professional point of view there is no...

  • 'Explosion Of Self Esteem'
    'Explosion Of Self Esteem'

    Chandan Mitra, Editor, The Pioneer, a consistent supporter of the bomb, feels that a furore both within the...

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