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Incendiary Circumstances

a Chronicle of the Turmoil of Our Times

By Amitav Ghosh

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  • Published in USA  Jan 2006,
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In a thirty-year career in journalism, Ghosh has written extraordinary firsthand accounts of catastrophic events in every part of the world. For the first time, Incendiary Circumstances brings together the finest of these pieces - many of them never published in the States - in a remarkable and compelling chronicle of the turmoil of our times.

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'Starred Review. Written in luminous prose with unusual understanding, these essays offer an insightful look at a chaotic world.' - PW.
'Not just a laudable novelist (e.g., The Hungry Tide) but a top journalist.' - Library Journal.
'Thoughtful, sometimes mournful essays on the state of the world, with little good news in sight.' - Kirkus.

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Amitav Ghosh Author Biography

Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta and grew up in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. He studied in Delhi, Oxford and Alexandria and is the author of The Circle of Reason, The Shadow Lines, In An Antique Land, Dancing in Cambodia, The Calcutta Chromosome, The Glass Palace, The Hungry Tide, and the first two volumes of The Ibis Trilogy: Sea of Poppies and River of Smoke.

The Circle of Reason was awarded France's Prix Médicis in 1990, and The Shadow Lines won two prestigious Indian prizes the same year, the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Ananda Puraskar. The Calcutta Chromosome won the Arthur C. Clarke award for 1997, and The Glass Palace won the International e-Book Award at the Frankfurt book fair in 2001. In January 2005 The Hungry Tide was awarded the Crossword Book Prize, a major ...

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