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Essays & Analysis (15)

3,335 words, approx. 12 pages
In the following review of In an Antique Land, Clifford explores the differences in religious tolerance, cultural exchange, and political attitudes between the Indian and Arabic societies of the twelf... Read more
564 words, approx. 2 pages
In the following positive review, King states that In an Antique Land is a skillful mixture of history, travelogue, fiction, and anthropology. Amitav Ghosh's novels The Circle of Reason and The... Read more
9,955 words, approx. 34 pages
In the following essay, Dixon examines The Circle of Reason, The Shadow Lines, and In an Antique Land to demonstrate Ghosh's discontentment with the Western imperialism imposed on Arabic and In... Read more
1,296 words, approx. 5 pages
In the following review, Tripathi offers a positive assessment of Dancing in Cambodia, At Large in Burma, and stresses the importance of historical Asian literature written by post-colonial Asian writ... Read more
508 words, approx. 2 pages
In the following review of Dancing in Cambodia, At Large in Burma, Zinkin commends Ghosh for his proficiency in portraying the strife and harsh living conditions in past and present-day Burma and Camb... Read more
1,206 words, approx. 5 pages
In the following positive review, Aslami praises The Glass Palace and examines the characters' quests to discover their physical and moral boundaries in a post-colonial land. Amitav Ghosh... Read more
611 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following positive review, Hewett compliments Ghosh's weaving of history and political turmoil into the lives of his characters in The Glass Palace. Amitav Ghosh's sweeping histor... Read more
1,683 words, approx. 6 pages
In the following review, Budhos offers a positive assessment of The Glass Palace. What an exciting time for Indian writing in English. Every month, it seems, another young Indian writer publishes a no... Read more
3,600 words, approx. 13 pages
In the following review of The Glass Palace, Iyer acknowledges that Ghosh's body of work draws attention to the oppressed Indian and Burmese people, but argues that Ghosh's political sta... Read more
766 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review, Howe offers a positive assessment of In an Antique Land. For most of recorded history, cultures, civilisations, and economies are better defined by oceans than by land masses.... Read more
1,037 words, approx. 4 pages
In the following mixed review, Soueif argues that, although In an Antique Land is an admirable attempt at recreating the past, the book seems incomplete. It is a habit of certain traditional Jewish (a... Read more
818 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following positive review, Irwin compliments Ghosh's technique of comparing and contrasting present-day and twelfth-century Egypt in In an Antique Land. About a quarter of the way in to ... Read more
1,131 words, approx. 4 pages
In the following review, Iyer offers a positive assessment of In an Antique Land, particularly praising Ghosh's descriptions of his experiences in Egypt. Modern Egypt is in part a swirl of Mexi... Read more
1,934 words, approx. 7 pages
In the following review of In an Antique Land, Geertz praises Ghosh's ability to capture the social interactions and dynamics of the people, past and present, of the Persian Gulf. The world, by... Read more
1,610 words, approx. 6 pages
In the following positive review, Elukin argues that aside from Ghosh's occasional political diatribe against Western imperialism, In an Antique Land is an otherwise thought-provoking and well-... Read more