Gun Island: Amitav Ghosh's anthropological approach to fiction stops short of visionary in his latest novel
Amitav 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
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.
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
An approach like Amitav Ghosh’s, in his new book The Great Derangement, shows that we can come at the spectre of the climate crisis from almost anywhere we stand