Author: Amitav GhoshPublisher: Ravi DayalYear: 1998/2004Language: EnglishPages: 114ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175300175
This volume consists of three pieces by Amitav Ghosh. The first,' Dancing in Cambodia', begins with a deft evocation of the first ever visit to Europe by a troupe of Cambodian dancers, in 1906. Their performances inspired Rodin to write:' When they left ..I thought they had taken away the beauty of the world'. In 1993 the author visited Cambodia, and met members of Pol Pot's family and traveled to the village where he was born. Amitav's insights into Pol Pot's background and the importance of dance in Cambodia provide us an illuminating and deeply moving account.The second piece. 'Stories in Stones', focuses on Angkor Wat and what it means to, and symbolizes for Cambodians. The author visited Burma twice in 1995-6 and the last piece in this volume, brings alive the recent history of that country.
Dancing in CambodiaStories in StonesAt Large in Burma