About the BookThe book, Amitav Ghosh’s Writings explores how his writings creatively endeavour to negotiate through the complex web of historical, political, economic and cultural issues—past and contemporary—and brings forward his deep insight into events as well as human behaviour. He, like other great writers, writes out of conviction. His work is driven by his commitment. He does not shy away from commenting on politics, wars, economy and other worldly affairs. Through his craftsmanship emerge certain ideologies on subaltern issues which are not only interesting but also significantly worthy of academic studies.
This book is a unique one on Amitav Ghosh, whose works have been widely appreciated in the literary circles, and won him many awards. The Circle of Reason won the Prix Medici Etranger, one of the top literary awards of France. He got the Sahitya Akademi Award for The Shadow Lines, and the Arthur C. Clarke Award for The Calcutta Chromosome. The Glass Palace won for him the Grand Prize for Fiction at the Frankfurt International e-Book Awards in 2001. He was also the winner of the 1999 Pushcart Prize—a leading literary award, for an essay published in The Kenyon Review. His Sea of Poppies was shortlisted for the 2008 Man Booker Prize.
The book explores history and historicism in Ghosh’s work, and provides a kaleidoscopic view of the subaltern, and a confluence of his ideology and craftsmanship. It will be useful for the students and teachers of English literature, particularly Indian English literature, and researchers in these fields.
About the Author/sDr. Bhakti Vaishnav serves as Assistant Professor at Government Engineering College in Patan. She has also worked at CEPT University and Nirma University at Ahmedabad.
After completing her doctoral research from Saurashtra University, Rajkot,
Dr. Vaishnav continues to study literature, theories and communication skills in higher education. She has published many papers in national and international journals and presented papers in various seminars and conferences.