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Incendiary circumstances : a chronicle of the turmoil of our times, Amitav Ghosh

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Incendiary circumstances : a chronicle of the turmoil of our times
Title
Incendiary circumstances
Title remainder
a chronicle of the turmoil of our times
Statement of responsibility
Amitav Ghosh
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Novelist and journalist Ghosh has offered firsthand accounts of pivotal world events over the past twenty years. He is an essential voice in forums like The Nation, the New York Times, the New Republic, Granta, and The New Yorker. This book brings together the finest of these pieces for the first time--including many never before published in the U.S.--in a compelling chronicle of the turmoil of our times. In his travels he has walked amid the devastation of the 2004 tsunami, stood on an icy mountaintop on the contested border between India and Pakistan, interviewed Pol Pot's sister-in-law in Cambodia, shared the elation of Egyptians when Naguib Mahfouz won the Nobel Prize, and stood with his threatened Sikh neighbors through the riots following Indira Gandhi's assassination. With intelligence and authentic sympathy, he "illuminates the human drama behind the headlines" (Publishers Weekly). Incendiary Circumstances is testimony of an era defined by the ravages of politics and nature.--From publisher description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
CLB
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Ghosh, Amitav
Dewey number
  • 823/.914
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ghosh, Amitav
  • Authors, Indic
  • Journalists
  • History, Modern
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Incendiary circumstances : a chronicle of the turmoil of our times, Amitav Ghosh
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-303)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The town by the sea -- Imperial temptations -- September 11th -- The greatest sorrow : times of joy recalled in wretchedness -- "The ghat of the only world" : Agha Shahid Ali in brooklyn -- Countdown -- The march of the novel through history : the testimony of my grandfather's bookcase -- The fundamentalist challenge -- Petrofiction : the oil encounter and the novel -- At large in Burma -- The ghosts of Mrs. Ghandi -- An Egyptian in Baghdad -- Dancing in Cambodia --The human comedy in Cairo -- Tibetan dinner -- Four corners -- The Imam and the Indian
Control code
642149
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 305 pages
Isbn
9780618872213
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780618872213
  • (OCoLC)137259968
Label
Incendiary circumstances : a chronicle of the turmoil of our times, Amitav Ghosh
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-303)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The town by the sea -- Imperial temptations -- September 11th -- The greatest sorrow : times of joy recalled in wretchedness -- "The ghat of the only world" : Agha Shahid Ali in brooklyn -- Countdown -- The march of the novel through history : the testimony of my grandfather's bookcase -- The fundamentalist challenge -- Petrofiction : the oil encounter and the novel -- At large in Burma -- The ghosts of Mrs. Ghandi -- An Egyptian in Baghdad -- Dancing in Cambodia --The human comedy in Cairo -- Tibetan dinner -- Four corners -- The Imam and the Indian
Control code
642149
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 305 pages
Isbn
9780618872213
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780618872213
  • (OCoLC)137259968
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