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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Amitav Ghosh

Articles by Amitav Ghosh

Why The Elections Disappoint Me

Why The Elections Disappoint Me

May 24, 2019 Amitav Ghosh

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

Jan 05, 2017 Amitav Ghosh

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

Jun 20, 2011 Amitav Ghosh

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'

May 17, 2010 Amitav Ghosh

'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'

May 10, 2010 Amitav Ghosh

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'

Apr 20, 2010 Amitav Ghosh

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

Confessions Of A Xenophile

Confessions Of A Xenophile

Dec 22, 2008 Amitav Ghosh

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

Wild Fictions

Wild Fictions

Dec 22, 2008 Amitav Ghosh

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

Sea Of Poppies

Sea Of Poppies

May 26, 2008 Amitav Ghosh

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

The Perfectionist

The Perfectionist

Jun 07, 2006 Amitav Ghosh

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

Oct 18, 2004 Amitav Ghosh

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

Satyajit Ray

Satyajit Ray

Jun 22, 2004 Amitav Ghosh

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

Apr 21, 2003 Amitav Ghosh

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

Oct 31, 2002 Amitav Ghosh

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'

Jun 29, 2002 Amitav Ghosh

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

May 13, 2002 Amitav Ghosh

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

'The Indian Argument Was Opportunist'

'The Indian Argument Was Opportunist'

May 11, 2002 Amitav Ghosh

Praful Bidwai, journalist and nuclear expert, 18th August 1998  -- on NPT, CTBT and the security hazards

'Political, Not Military, Weapons'

'Political, Not Military, Weapons'

May 11, 2002 Amitav Ghosh

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

Countdown In South Asia: The Interviews

Countdown In South Asia: The Interviews

May 11, 2002 Amitav Ghosh

On the fourth anniversary of the 1998 Pokhran tests: unabdridged notes and transcriptions from a series of...

The Pralay Mythology

The Pralay Mythology

May 11, 2002 Amitav Ghosh

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