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.
"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.