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Amatav Ghosh
1956 -


The Shadow Lines
Deals with a young Indian growing up in Calcutta, educated in Delhi and moving to London. Imperial connections and legacies are dealt with as friendships, problems and issues from the Second World War, Indian partition and independence are all dealt with.

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The Calcutta Chromosome
This is a semi-fictional account of late Victorian Calcutta centering on the life and work of Sir Ronald Ross who helped achieve a breakthrough in the study of malaria whilst there in 1898.

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The Glass Palace
Set in South East Asia against the backdrop of the British invasion of Burma. It tells the story of a young Burmese boy who is taken under the wing of a Chinese trader and follows economic opportunities in Burma, India and Malaya before he seeks to find what became of the Royal Family of Burma.

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Sea of Poppies
Book One of the Ibis Trilogy. Set just before the Opium War breaks out, the book examines a cast of characters dealing with the early forces of globalisation unleashed by British Imperialism - in all its forms. It deals with diaspora, opportunities, free trade, exploitation in a breathtaking variety of landscapes and characters.

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Sea of Poppies
Book Two of the Ibis Trilogy. Set in 1838, the book examines the nefarious opportunities and effects of the Opium Trade and how it plugged into a larger world-wide trading system all under the aegis of the British Empire.

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Flood of Fire
Book Three of the Ibis Trilogy. It is 1839 and war breaks out over the issue of selling of Opium to the Chinese under the mask of perpetuating Free Trade. The book sucks more characters into the ebbs and flows of imperial power at the beginning of the Victorian period in Asia.

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