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Shashi Tharoor reviews Amitav Ghosh’s new book


Amitav Ghosh’s River of Smoke receives a rave review from Shashi Tharoor in his inimitable succinct writing style. I have requested him to write the foreword to  my book. I do hope Shashi Tharoor obliges.

Tharoor’s Review:

"Over the last two decades, Amitav Ghosh has established himself as a writer of uncommon talent who combines literary flair with a rare seriousness of purpose. His first novel, The Circle of Reason, seemed very much in the Rushdie magical-realist tradition, but he has evolved considerably since then, notably in works like The Shadow Lines and The Glass Palace, which deal movingly and powerfully with post-imperial dislocations in Bengal and Burma.”  Read More.

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