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Fiction Of Amitav Ghosh

A Critical Commentary

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Publisher:   B.R. Publishing Corporation

ISBN: 978-8126917938

Edition: Ist Edition

Pages: 312

Binding: Hardback(HB)

Publication Year: 2013


About the Book


The book, The Fiction of Amitav Ghosh: A Critical Commentary critically examines various themes in the novels of Amitav Ghosh who is one of the leading contemporary Indian novelists writing in English and whose sphere of pursuits and recreation is very wide, comprehensive, unfathomable and impregnable. The book is an assemblage of critical research papers and articles of renowned and celebrated scholars of the respective field on the diverse aspects of Amitav Ghosh’s novels. This book in all probability is one of the finest books that critically assess almost all aspects of Amitav Ghosh’s novels. This anthology of highly meditated and contemplated articles is not all about his novels. In addition, a tribute poem to Amitav Ghosh composed by Vivekanand Jha and Lila Azam Zanganeh’s interesting interview with Amitav Ghosh further magnifies the usefulness and expediency of the anthology. This book will be of tremendous help to the professor and the student of English literature and will further promote and persuade critics and young researchers to turn their attention to this one of the most significant, celebrated and illustrious novelists of India.



  1. A Tribute Poem to Amitav Ghosh - Dr. Vivekanand Jha
  2. Transcending Generations with Time-Slip Fantasy through The Shadow Lines - Dr Neerja Arun
  3. A Sense of Space and Time: The Calcutta Chromosome - Dr. Indira Nityanandam
  4. Legitimacy of Subaltern in In An Antique Land: A Discourse on Indivisibility of the World - Dr. Deepak Thakur
  5. Feminine Consciousness in Amitav Ghosh's Novels - Dr. Anju Bala Agrawal
  6. Across the Cultural Borders: Journeys, Mobility and Migration in Amitav Ghosh’s The Hungry Tide - Dr. Dinesh Kumar
  7. Dominant Imageries in Amitav Ghosh’s River of Smoke - Dr. Vivekanand Jha
  8. Opium, History and Narration in River of Smoke - Dr Rajnish Mishra
  9. Postcolonial reading of Boundaries in Amitav Ghosh’s In an Antique Land - Dr. Vishwanath Bite
  10. Socio-politico-historical documentation: A Study of Amitav Ghosh’s Sea of Poppies - Dr. Ch. Swathi
  11. The Zest for Life and Struggle for Existence in The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh - Dr. Vandana Rajoriya
  12. Opium And India In Sea Of Poppies: A Socio-Environmental Study - Dr. A Sujatha
  13. Vainness Demarcation in Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines - Dr Dalvir Singh Gahlawat & Ms. Suman Yadav
  14. Harmony versus Conflict in Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines - Prof.  Saykar Satish Govind
  15. Amitav Ghosh’s Sea of Poppies: A story of Troubled People  - Dr. Neeta Dhumal
  16. Micro-narratives of Fever and Discovery in Amitav Ghosh’s The Calcutta Chromosome - Prof. Shyam Chothani
  17. Homespun wisdom and axiomatic aspects in Amitav Ghosh’s River of Smoke - Dr. Vivekanand Jha
  18. The Voice of the Subaltern in Amitav Ghosh’s Fiction - Prof Ambarish Sen
  19. ‘The map was in my head’: The Cartography of an Experiential City in Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines and The Calcutta Chromosome - Prof. Somdatta Bhattacharya
  20. Amitav Ghose: A raconteur of existence - Dr. Rashi Saxena
  21. Amitav Ghosh’s The Circle of Reason: A Bildungsroman, Picaresque and Detective Novel - Prof.  Priyanka Vaidya
  22. The Hungry Tide: Amitav Ghosh - Prof. (Mrs.) Rituparna Datta Roy
  23. Colonialism and Post Colonialism in Amitav Ghosh’s The Glass Palace - Dr. L. V. Padmarani Rao & Prof (Ms.) Githa Bhojane
  24. Border and violence in Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines - Dr.  Rajnish Mishra
  25. The Hungry Tide: Globalization and Beyond - Prof. Rupali Jain
  26. Elements of love and sensuality in Amitav Ghosh’s  River of Smoke  - Dr. Vivekanand Jha
  27. The Author with an author: Amitav Ghosh in a conversation with Lila Azam Zanganeh


Bio of Authors/Editors


Dr Vivekanand Jha is A Translator, Editor And Award Winning Poet.. He Is The Author Of 5 Books Of Poetry. He Has Also Authored One Critical Book On The Poetry Of Jayanta Mahapatra And Edited Nine Critical Anthologies On Indian English Writing. His Works Have Been Published In More Than 100 Magazines Round The World. Moreover His Poems Have Been Published In More Than 25 Poetry Anthologies. He Has More Than 25 Research And Critical Articles Published In Various National And International Anthologies And Referred Journals. Recently He Has Edited A Poetry Anthology, The Dance Of The Peacock, Featuring 151 Indian English Poets And Published By Hidden Brook Press, Canada. He Is Son Of Noted Professor, Poet And Award Winning Translator Dr. Raja Nand Jha (Crowned With Sahitya Akademi Award, New Delhi). He Is The Chief Editor Of Two Literary Journals, VerbalArt & Phenomenal Literature.



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