Author: Makarand R ParanjapeSamik Bandyopadhyay/Several ContributorsTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): Tapan Kumar Ghosh/ Prashanta BhattacharyaPublisher: Orient BlackSwanYear: 2013Language: EnglishPages: 296ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788125051664
This book is a voluminous compendium of different essays covering Ghosh’s writing, both his fiction and his non-fiction. The editors of this volume take a re-look at the rich literary wealth of Ghosh, and try to draw out their separate takes on the contributions of Ghosh. All of them try to place a ‘new’ and valid critical frame around the notion of civilizational crisis that often haunts Amitav Ghosh’s search for ethical meaning. The book also includes a candid and revealing authorial interview, and is intended to be a comprehensive reference for students, teachers, scholars and book-lovers alike. The collection is the first of its kind in the area of Ghosh studies.About The Editor’s:Tapan Kumar Ghosh is an Associate Professor of English at Tarakeswar Degree College, Hooghly (West Bengal). Prasanta Bhattacharya is an Assistant Professor of English at Rabindra Mahavidyalaya, Hooghly, and visiting faculty in the department of English at Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata.
ContentsPrefaceAbbreviationsIntroductionAmitav Ghosh: A Bio-bibliographyAn InterviewAmitav Ghosh: In Conversation with Tapan Kumar Ghosh and Makarand R. ParanjapeGhosh Worldview: Macro Analyses1. Mutations of The Calcutta Chromosome? Amitav Ghosh and the Mapping of a ‘Minor’ Literature by Makarand R. Paranjape2. Cosmopolitans of a Borderless Space by Anjali Gera Roy 3. The Water Narrative in Amitav Ghosh by Samik Bandyopadhyay 4. Amitav Ghosh qua Storier-Historian: Some Thoughts on Nation and Race by Sumit Chakravorty Amitav Ghosh: Readings of his Fiction5. Trapped in the Circle: A Postcolonial Critique of “Reason” in Amitav Ghosh’s The Circle of Reason by Samrat Laskar 6. Footprints on Water: The Shadow Lines by Sisir Kumar Chatterjee and Abhijit Gupta 7. The Calcutta Chromosome: A Study by Pradip Ranjan Sengupta8. “Live My Prince; Hold On to Your Life”: Issues of Transnational Life and Identity in Amitav Ghosh’s The Glass Palace by Sajal Kumar Bhattacharya 9. The Tides of History: Changing Currents of History and Identity in The Hungry Tide by Piyas Chakrabarti 10. Sea of Poppies and the Narrative of Exclusion Siddhartha Biswas11. Vernacular Nostalgia to Hybrid Pidgins: A Study of Linguistic Bridges in River of Smoke by Samrat LaskarAmitav Ghosh: Readings of his Non-Fiction12. “Subversive History in the Guise of a Traveller’s Tale”: Postcolonial Anthropology, Travel-writing, Nostalgia of Old World Orders and a Postmodernist Assignation of In An Antique Land by Saptarshi Mallick 13. Dancing in Cambodia: Nativist Assertion against the “Absoluteness” of Defeat by Samik Dasgupta 14. Countdown: Towards a Crisis of Civilization by Jolly Das 15. We-ing and They-ing: Othering and Violence in The lmam and the Indian by Sisir Kumar Chatterjee and Abhijit Gupta 16. Representation of Violence: Amitav Ghosh’s Incendiary Circumstances by Sandip AinSelect BibliographyThe ContributorsIndex