The Shadow Lines: Book by Amitav Ghosh

The Shadow Lines

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ISBN: 9780143066569    Publisher: Penguin Year of publishing: 2009     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 288        Language: English
The Shadow Lines is a book that features a nameless narrator, who tries to put together fragments of memories from his past. The book takes readers across three cities, Kolkata, London, and Dhaka, and covers...Read more
The Shadow Lines is a book that features a nameless narrator, who tries to put together fragments of memories from his past. The book takes readers across three cities, Kolkata, London, and Dhaka, and covers seventy years of the narrator's life, as he recollects incidents involving his extended, as well as his immediate family. He explains the instances from both his point of view and thei Amitav Ghosh introduces interesting characters in this book, like Tridib, who is the narrator's uncle, Ila, who is the narrator's attractive second cousin, and Nick, and May, who reside in London.

Tha'mma, the narrator's grandmother, plays a pivotal role in the book. The book won the Ananda Puraskar and Sahitya Akademi Award.
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About the author: Amitav Ghosh
Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta and grew up in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India. He studied at the universities of Delhi and Oxford, and has taught at a number... Read more
Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta and grew up in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India. He studied at the universities of Delhi and Oxford, and has taught at a number of institutions. River of Smoke is the second in the Ibis Trilogy, the first of which, the bestselling Sea of Poppies, was shortlisted for the Man Booker prize in 2008. Ghosh's other works include The Circle of Reason, which won the Prix Medicis ‰tranger Award, The Shadow Lines (Sahitya Akademi Award), In an Antique Land, The Calcutta Chromosome (Arthur C. Clarke Award), Dancing in Cambodia and Other Essays, Countdown, The Glass Palace (Grand Prize for Fiction at the Frankfurt International e-books Awards), The Imam and the Indian and The Hungry Tide (Best work in English Fiction, Hutch Crossword Book Award). In 2007 he was awarded the Grinzane Cavour Prize and in 2010 the Dan David Prize.Amitav Ghosh currently divides his time between Calcutta, Goa and Brooklyn.
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