Amitav Ghosh
News  /  Published 05.08.22

Kolkata school draws inspiration from book on climate change

A city school organised a day-long inter-school fest on climate change on Thursday.  The fest was based on Amitav Ghosh’s book The Living Mountain, which the author himself described as &l...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

Lifestyle  /  Published 27.07.22

‘He had been sitting cross-legged on the Bund, gazing into the distance day and night…’

The men walked away and stood a little apart. They exchanged meaningful looks and nudged and whispered. Snatches of their conversation came floating through the air.  ‘Exactly like the mej...
By Aruna Chakravarti

People  /  Published 02.06.22

Travel dispatches of a storyteller

Sharing glimpses of artworks from around the world, Ghosh’s social media handle makes it hard to stop scrolling. Only an author can describe an artwork as “It unfolds as a narrative as you...
By Pooja Mitra

Books  /  Published 12.05.22

Amitav Ghosh on The Nutmeg’s Curse

Pictures: Pabitra Das ...
By Shrestha Saha

People  /  Published 10.05.22

‘Earth will survive...It’s really us who will suffer unimaginable pain’: Amitav Ghosh

When will we read you next? Have you started working on your next book? My next book is a non-fiction. I am pretty close to the end. I think, maybe, another two or three months. It’s historical...
By Rohan Datta


Books  /  Published 04.02.22

Doomsday dissected

Book name: The Nutmeg’s Curse: PARABLES FOR A PLANET IN CRISIS Author: Amitav Ghosh Publisher, price: Allen Lane, Rs 599 Amitav Ghosh’s latest non-fiction is a brilliant read. It i...
By Anamitra Anurag Danda

Lifestyle  /  Published 07.01.22

Must reads of 2022

11) City of Incident: A Novel in Twelve Parts by Annie Zaidi (Aleph Book Company) Author of Prelude to a Riot, Annie Zaidi strings together the stories of six men and six women in a metro city and th...
By Shrestha Saha

Opinion  /  Published 22.10.21

Humanity’s attempts to transform the globe

The term, ‘terraforming’, derived from the Latin, terra (‘earth’ or ‘land’), and formare (to shape or form) has long had currency in the vocabul...
By Samantak Das

Books  /  Published 30.07.21

Metrical dissonance

Ghosh’s treatment of the allegory makes interesting choices. He chooses an episode from a folk myth, reworks it in English, in metre mimicking “the rhythms of Bengali speech” (75, wh...
By Debapriya Basu 

Books  /  Published 06.04.21

Amitav Ghosh on Jungle Nama

On the choice of using Sunderban (singular) as opposed to Sunderbans as it is referred to in English, he laughingly said how hard it is to make the plural rhyme. That is what led to him adapting Sunde...
By Shrestha Saha


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