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Gun Island: Amitav Ghosh's anthropological approach to fiction stops short of visionary in his latest novel
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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 on Gun Island, the theme of technology-as-magic, and why nothing is 'just a story'
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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

Author Amitav Ghosh's latest novel Gun Island, a globe-spanning narrative, to be out in 2019
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Author Amitav Ghosh's latest novel Gun Island, a globe-spanning narrative, to be out in 2019

Amitav Ghosh's Gun Island follows the story of protagonist Deen Dutta, a dealer in rare books who spends much of his time indoors, until circumstances lead to a shift in his beliefs and he is forced to embark upon an extraordinary journey