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Feb 16, 2020
Amitav Ghosh talks three new projects, thinking in visual terms and the interplay of capitalism, imperialismAmitav Ghosh has announced three new projects — Jungle-Nama, a verse retelling of the legend of Bon-Bibi, a Sunderbans epic; a new collection of essays; and The Invisible Hand, a work of non-fiction informed by his research for the Ibis trilogy. 'If you’re a city-dweller, a story like Bon-Bibi is an oddity to you. But if you’re living in the Sunderbans, Bon-Bibi is your life,' he said in this interview to Firstpost
Jan 27, 2020
Over 300 personalities including actor Naseeruddin Shah, historian Romila Thapar issue statement against CAA, NRCOver 300 eminent personalities from the creative and scholarly community of India, including actor Naseeruddin Shah, filmmaker Mira Nair, vocalist TM Krishna, author Amitav Ghosh have expressed solidarity with people protesting against the CAA and NRC.
Dec 29, 2019
Books of the week: From Benyamin's Al Arabian Novel Factory to The Family Table, FirstCulture's picks of 2019FirstCulture picks: Our choice of 2019 books that should be on your radar.
Nov 15, 2019
Aatish Taseer OCI row: 260-plus signatories including Salman Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh urge India to review cancellation of citizenshipAccording to multiple reports, more than 260 writers, journalists, artists and activists, in a written statement released by PEN America have urged the government to review its decision to revoke writer and journalist Aatish Taseer’s OIC
Jun 28, 2019
Gun Island: Amitav Ghosh's anthropological approach to fiction stops short of visionary in his latest novelAmitav Ghosh's approach suggests that he writes fiction as anthropology, deliberately illustrating propositions through the characters and events in his novels. His latest novel Gun Island feeds us elaborate information about the milieu, including its myths and its past, but the characters do not stand out and we wait for the protagonist's emotional entanglements in vain
Jun 17, 2019
Amitav Ghosh says Jnanpith award recognises 'trust, affection that arises between writers and readers' communities'We are living in a time when writers are increasingly beleaguered, embattled and marginalized. Around the world, everywhere we look, there is a closing of minds, a narrowing of horizons, and a palpable fear of the future, says Amitav Ghosh.
Jun 14, 2019
Firstpost Editor's Picks: Modi at SCO summit, Leila review, GDP overestimation claim; today's must-read storiesNarendra Modi showed that in his second term, he retains the maneuverable deftness to play the great power game into which India has been thrust due to the changing geopolitical environment.
Jun 14, 2019
Amitav Ghosh on Gun Island, the theme of technology-as-magic, and why nothing is 'just a story'Amitav Ghosh, who recently won the Jnanpith Award, talks about the themes in his latest book Gun Island, the link between human and animal modes of communication and technology's potential to function as witchcraft
Jun 05, 2019
Remembering Agha Shahid Ali: 18 years after his death, a friend writes of the man, and the poetFrom what I gather from Amitav Ghosh’s relatively detailed portrayal of his last months in his essay, ‘The Ghat of the Only World’: Agha Shahid in Brooklyn, Shahid died peacefully, having embraced death as he had embraced life before his mother’s death.
Apr 01, 2019
TM Krishna, Githa Hariharan, Hemant Divate on signing appeal urging citizens to 'vote out hate politics'With the 2019 elections fast approaching, writers, filmmakers and artists such as Girish Karnad, TM Krishna, Urvashi Butalia, Shanta Gokhale and Anand Teltumbde among others have signed this appeal to all citizens to vote for an India that 'renews the promises made by our Constitution.'