Amitav Ghosh
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 in

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 in

West Bengal  /  Published 25.01.20

India not prepared to accept climate change reality

Author Amitav Ghosh, who more often than not uses climate change as backdrop for his novels, on Saturday stressed the need to generate environmental awareness, while ruing the fact that the country's ...
By PTI in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.01.20

Freedom struggle II? Not exaggerated

By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 01.06.20

Amitav Ghosh on the effects of cyclone Amphan

Don’t think of a storm as doom. Environment isn’t malign nor benign, the environment is supremely indifferent to us. It does what it does and a storm ends many things but it is also a force of reg...
By Malavika Banerjee in

Books  /  Published 28.05.20

Left without a shelter from the storm

Cyclone Amphan has brought death and destruction to Bengal. However, the winds seem to have blown away public amnesia too, resulting in a renewed interest in Henry Piddington, the man who coined the w...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in

Books  /  Published 23.03.20

Books to combat melancholia

The pandemic of 2020 has paralysed the world into a stupor and forced us to spend anxiety-filled days in isolation. In these troubled times, whether you binge-watch a show on Netflix or dust off the b...
By Shrestha Saha in

Opinion  /  Published 22.12.18

Prejudice served on a mid-day meal plate

Sir — The editorial, “Bad egg” (Dec 18), makes a pertinent point. It is shocking that religious prejudices can rob children of their fundamental right to food in a secular country like India. Mo...
By The Telegraph in


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