Amitav Ghosh
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

Calcutta  /  Published 01.02.21

Amitav Ghosh talks on Bon Bibi

A legend of the forest worshipped by Hindus and Muslims alike has been instrumental in not letting communal tension come to the forefront in the Sunderbans, feels the author who has introduced the leg...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 15.01.21

Kolkata Literary Meet goes online

What: Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet, edition X When: January 29 to 31 Where: Live on your screens from Victoria Memorial Hall and various parts of the world Expect: To relive the days of Kolkata...
By The Telegraph


Books  /  Published 02.10.20

Gentle cradles of civilization

Civilizations owe their genesis to rivers; it seems that literature does so too. The Epic of Gilgamesh, widely regarded as the oldest known work of fiction, traces the riverine misadventures of i...
By Kamalika Basu

India  /  Published 01.04.19

Writers appeal to vote out hate

Over 200 writers on Monday issued a joint multi-lingual appeal to vote out “hate politics” and vote for a “diverse and equal India” in the upcoming general election.The appeal refers to the ma...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Books  /  Published 19.07.19

Gun Island: Falling short of magic

As wildfires rage on the horizon in Los Angeles, Giacinta Schiavon or Cinta, a professor who specializes in the history of Venice, tells Dinanath Datta, the antique book dealer settled in Brooklyn and...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty

West Bengal  /  Published 21.06.19

Sunderbans to Venice, saga of a sinking world

 A riveting discussion on a novel dealing with displacement, forced upon individuals and even entire communities by a degenerating biosphere, culminated in a general sense of gloom among speakers...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 29.06.19

Back to the future: Amitav Ghosh on his new book

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By Shrestha Saha


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