Amitav Ghosh

  • Police failure to discharge duty during Muzaffarnagar riots: Amitav Ghosh 17-09-2013 08:56 AM

    Acclaimed author and Padma Shri awardee Amitav Ghosh, however, underlined that fortunately the Muzaffarnagar riots did not have repercussions across the country. ...
  • Watch: Modi remains culpable for 2002 Gujarat riots, says Amitav Ghosh 16-09-2013 11:46 PM

    Indian author Amitav Ghosh said Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi remains culpable for 2002 riots as it happened on his watch. As Modi is nominated as BJP's prime ministerial candidate, Amitav said for a man having such a past to occupy the highest post would be deeply destabilizing. He was...
  • After Amartya Sen, author Amitav Ghosh says his vote won't go to Modi 16-09-2013 07:51 AM

    New Delhi: After Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, yet another intellectual has come out strongly against Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Acclaimed author and Padma Shri awardee Amitav Ghosh said that for him, Modi remains someone culpable for the Gujarat riots of 2002. Amitav Ghosh further...
  • Amitav Ghosh, Jeet Thayil shortlisted for lit prize 22-11-2012 11:32 AM

    New Delhi: Six books including "River of Smoke" by Amitav Ghosh, "Narcopolis" by Jeet Thayil and "The Wandering" by Pakistan-based author Jamil Ahmad, have been shortlisted for the DSC South Asian Literature Prize 2013. The list, announced in a gala at the Mayfair Hotel in London, it includes six writers...
  • Amitav Ghosh's 'The Shadow Lines' to be filmed 03-11-2011 10:31 AM

    New Delhi: It all began in 2005 when Anupam Barve bought novelist Amitav Ghosh's 'The Shadow Lines' from a bookshop in Jawaharlal Nehru University. The filmmaker from Pune wrote to the author, saying he wanted to adapt the book to celluloid. He has now signed a contract with Ghosh. Barve...
  • Man Asian Literary Awards: 5 Indians in long-list 29-10-2011 07:01 PM

    New Delhi: The forthcoming books of five Indian authors " 'Rebirth' by Jahnavi Barua, 'River of Smoke' by Amitav Ghosh, 'The Sly Company of People Who Care' by Rahul Bhattacharya, 'The Folded Earth' by Anuradha Roy and 'The Valley of Masks' by Tarun J Tejpal " have made their place...
  • Amitav Ghosh shortlisted for Hindu prize 26-09-2011 01:49 PM

    New Delhi: Seven writers, including Amitav Ghosh, Sunil Gangopadhyay and UR Ananthamurthy, are in the fray for the Hindu Best Fiction Award 2011, the Chennai-based newspaper group has announced. The shortlist for the award was unveiled by journalist Manu Joseph, who won the award last year for his 'Serious Men',...
  • Parsi community important to India: Amitav Ghosh 02-07-2011 06:16 PM

    New Delhi: The Parsi community is an amazing pool of talent, having created modern India as we know it, says one of the country's foremost novelists and chronicler Amitav Ghosh, who tails his Parsi protagonist, Bombay merchant Bahramji Naurozji Modi to China in his new novel, "River of Smoke" -...
  • Amitav Ghosh talks about 'River of Smoke' 19-06-2011 03:12 PM

    Amitav Ghosh in a special interview to CNN-IBN speaks about on his new book 'River of Smoke', the sequel to 'Sea of Poppies'. ...
  • Which book will you prefer to read, Amitav Ghosh's 'River of Smoke', or Aravind Adiga's 'Last Man in Tower'?

    Which book will you prefer to read out of this summer's awesome twosome? Amitav Ghosh's 'River of Smoke', the second novel in the Ibis Trilogy...
  • Don't mix Naipaul's views and works: Amitav Ghosh 15-06-2011 11:41 AM

    One of India's best-known writers Amitav Ghosh speaks on VS Naipaul's recent comment on women authors. ...
  • Amitav Ghosh on Anna, Baba's fasts against graft 14-06-2011 09:35 AM

    Speaking to CNN-IBN, Amitav Ghosh weighed in on the Baba Ramdev and Anna Hazare's method of tackling corruption. ...
  • Summer solstice: new novels from Ghosh, Adiga 11-05-2011 08:12 PM

    June will be a big bang month for English fiction from Indian writers with global reputations. If you're compiling your summer reading list, make sure you include what promises to be an awesome twosome: Amitav Ghosh's 'River of Smoke', the second novel in the Ibis Trilogy. And Aravind Adiga's 'Last...
  • Adiga, Ghosh in Man Booker shortlist, Rushdie omitted 11-09-2008 12:46 AM

    Big names like Salman Rushdie and Joseph O' Neill were left out. ...
  • Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh in Booker 2008 longlist 29-07-2008 10:29 PM

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  • The Music Room bags Crossword book award 05-07-2008 04:45 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan cricket chiefs on Tuesday ordered veteran all-rounder Abdul Razzaq to explain himself after he publicly criticised skipper Mohammed Hafeez for dropping him for the World Twenty20 semifinal. The 32-year-old was replaced by fast bowler Sohail Tanveer for Pakistan's semi-final defeat against Sri Lanka last week, a decision which...
  • Review: Sea of Poppies, a good tale told well 22-06-2008 01:10 AM

    What's Test cricket without the ball brushing past a batsman's nose? Nothing. That perfume ball made famous by ma Caribbean maan is fast losing height in India - courtesy mostly the tracks. And when that's not the case, MS Dhoni makes sure it stays nice and low by asking one...
  • Reading between the lines with Amitav Ghosh 18-06-2008 05:11 PM

    Karachi: With senior batsmen Rahul David and VVS Laxman retiring, India's new breed of cricketers will finally get a chance to establish themselves in all formats of the game, feels former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif. There is no doubt about the greatness of Sachin, Dravid or Laxman. But I am...
  • Watch: Rahul Bose reads from Amitav Ghosh's latest 17-06-2008 02:24 AM

    London: England batsman Kevin Pietersen has several extra days in which to discover if he will be a member of the defending champions World Twenty20 squad. The International Cricket Council (ICC) had originally made this Saturday their deadline for all teams to announce their final 15-man squads for the tournament...