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The Novels of Amitav Ghosh: An Analytical Appraisal

Vivekanand Jha (Editor)

(11 July 1956) was born in Calcutta and brought up in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India. Delhi and Oxford University have been prime institutions for his academic study. He is widely travelled man and even now he managed his time between Kolkata, Goa and Brooklyn. He has authored seven volumes of fiction and five volumes of nonfiction. Most of the novels authored by him remained best selling and he is crowned with a number of coveted awards: The Prix Medicis Etrangere (199); The Ananda Puraskar (1990); Sahitya Akademi (1990); Best American Essays(1995); Nomination for American Society of Magazine Editors Award (1999); The Arthur C. Clark Award (1996); The Pushcart Prize (1999); Grand Prize for Fiction; Frankfurt eBook Award (2001); Crossword Book Award(2005); Finalist, Kiriyama Prize (2006); Padma Shri Award (2007); Grinzane Cavour Prize (2007); Asian-American Literary Award (2007); Shortlisted, Man Booker Prize (2008); Crossword Book Award (2009); Indiaplaza Golden Quill Award(2009); Dan David Prize (2010) and Blue Metropolis International Literary Grand Prix (2011). 

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About the author

Vivekanand Jha

Vivekanand Jha, former Director, Indian Council of Historical Research, edited the Indian Historical Review (20 vols, 1974-94), making it India's most substantive historical jorunal. He also edited Itihas (Hindi), Vols I-III (1992-94), and co-edited Indian Society: istorical Probings (1974), as well as the Journal of Studies on Ancient India (1998) of the World Association for Vedic studies. One area of his scholarly interest has been the early history of the Untochables (the theme of his doctoral thesis, 1972), on which he has published several papers. He has also published studies of the Bhagavadgita. In 1990 he presided over the Ancient Indian section of the Indian History Congress.

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Title The Novels of Amitav Ghosh: An Analytical Appraisal
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2013
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789350500620
length xvii+257p., Illustrations; 23cm.