In Pursuit of Amitav Ghosh: Some Recent Readings
Tapan Kumar Ghosh and Prashanta Bhattacharya
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This book is a voluminous compendium of different essays covering Ghosh’s writing, both his fiction and his non-fiction. The editors of this volume take a re-look at the rich literary wealth of Ghosh, and try to draw out their separate takes on the contributions of Ghosh. All of them try to place a ‘new’ and valid critical frame around the notion of civilizational crisis that often haunts Amitav Ghosh’s search for ethical meaning. The book also includes a candid and revealing authorial interview, and is intended to be a comprehensive reference for students, teachers, scholars and book-lovers alike. The collection is the first of its kind in the area of Ghosh studies.
Tapan Kumar Ghosh is an Associate Professor of English at Tarakeswar Degree College, Hooghly (West Bengal). 

Prasanta Bhattacharya is an Assistant Professor of English at Rabindra Mahavidyalaya, Hooghly, and visiting faculty in the department of English at Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata.

Amitav Ghosh: A Bio-bibliography
An Interview
Amitav Ghosh: In Conversation with Tapan Kumar Ghosh and
Makarand R. Paranjape
Ghosh Worldview: Macro Analyses
1. Mutations of The Calcutta Chromosome? Amitav Ghosh and the Mapping of a ‘Minor’ Literature
Makarand R. Paranjape
2. Cosmopolitans of a Borderless Space
Anjali Gera Roy
3. The Water Narrative in Amitav Ghosh
Samik Bandyopadhyay
4. Amitav Ghosh qua Storier-Historian: Some Thoughts on Nation and Race
Sumit Chakravorty
Amitav Ghosh: Readings of his Fiction
5. Trapped in the Circle: A Postcolonial Critique of “Reason” in Amitav Ghosh’s The Circle of Reason
Samrat Laskar
6. Footprints on Water: The Shadow Lines
Sisir Kumar Chatterjee and Abhijit Gupta
7. The Calcutta Chromosome: A Study
Pradip Ranjan Sengupta
8. “Live My Prince; Hold On to Your Life”: Issues of Transnational Life and Identity in Amitav Ghosh’s The Glass Palace
Sajal Kumar Bhattacharya
9. The Tides of History: Changing Currents of History and Identity in The Hungry Tide
Piyas Chakrabarti
10. Sea of Poppies and the Narrative of Exclusion
Siddhartha Biswas
11. Vernacular Nostalgia to Hybrid Pidgins: A Study of Linguistic Bridges in River of Smoke
Samrat Laskar
Amitav Ghosh: Readings of his Non-Fiction
12. “Subversive History in the Guise of a Traveller’s Tale”: Postcolonial Anthropology, Travel-writing, Nostalgia of Old World Orders and a Postmodernist Assignation of In An Antique Land
Saptarshi Mallick
13. Dancing in Cambodia: Nativist Assertion against the “Absoluteness” of Defeat
Samik Dasgupta
14. Countdown: Towards a Crisis of Civilization
Jolly Das
15. We-ing and They-ing: Othering and Violence in The lmam and the Indian
Sisir Kumar Chatterjee and Abhijit Gupta
16. Representation of Violence: Amitav Ghosh’s
Incendiary Circumstances
Sandip Ain

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