This is a critical introduction to the fictional and non-fictional writings of one of the most celebrated and significant literary voices to have emerged from India in recent decades. Encompassing all of Amitav Ghosh's writings to date, it takes a thematic approach that enables in-depth analysis of the cluster of themes, ideas and issues that Ghosh has steadily built up into a substantial intellectual project. This project overlaps significantly with many of the key debates in postcolonial studies and so this book is both an introduction to Ghosh's writing and a contribution to the development of ideas on the ‘postcolonial’ — in particular, its relation to postmodernism.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherManchester University Press
ISBN (Print)9780719070044
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • India
  • Amitav Ghosh
  • postcolonial studies
  • postmodernism
  • critical introduction
  • fictional writings
  • non-fictional writings
  • intellectual project

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