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Other Profession(s): Writer
Famous For: The Circle Of Reason (His 1986 Debut Novel)
Higher Education: Post Graduation
Born in Calcutta in 1956, Amitav Ghosh attended school in Dehra Dun, New Delhi, Alexandria, and Oxford. He has taught at institutions in both India and the US and published for a variety of journals, including The Hindu, The New Yorker, and Granta. His father served in the Indian Army prior to independence as a retired lieutenant. He received his high school diploma from The Doon School and his bachelor's degree from Delhi University's St. Stephen's College. After completing his academic education there, he attended Oxford University to earn his Ph.D. in social anthropology.
Amitav Ghosh's fiction is characterised by radical themes that coexist with post-colonialism. However, to call an author of his caliber's writings formulaic would be nothing short of an insult. His paintings are very difficult to categorise. His topics are also lot more distinctive and individual, it should be noted. Amitav's ability to incorporate "Indo-nostalgic" aspects into darker, more serious subjects is what makes his work so appealing.
The Glass Palace, his previous book, was a global hit that sold more than 500,000 copies in Britain. The Hungry Tide, which was recently released there, is a bestseller abroad and has been licenced for translation into twelve other nations. Ghosh has received numerous honours, including the Pushcart Prize, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Prix Medici Etranger from France, and the famous Sahitya Akademi Award from India.
Famous books written by Amitav Ghosh
The Glass Palace is one of his most well-known pieces of art which won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for best book.
The Sea of Poppies is another well-known work by Amitav Ghosh. The 2008 British Book Design and Production Award went to this book.
River of Smoke, the second book in his Ibis trilogy and most recent novel, was named to the short lists for both the Hindu Literary Prize and the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature.
The Glass Palace won the 2001 New York Times Notable Books award and has been translated into more than 25 other languages.
River of Smoke by Amitav was on the Man Asian Literary Prize long list.