The Circle of Reason, by Amitav Ghosh, is the story of young Alu, who is a weaver by profession.
Summary of the Book
Young Alu’s life takes a drastic turn when he is faultily accused of being a terrorist. It makes him run away from his village, after being nearly arrested by the police. When he realizes he is being constantly followed by a police inspector, he leaves Bengal and goes to Bombay. The journey then continues across the Persian Gulf until he reaches his last stop, North Africa! The Circle of Life is a riveting saga of flight and pursuit, brilliantly interlaced with humour and wisdom.
About Amitav Ghosh
The Indian-born English writer Amitav Ghosh’s works mostly contain historical situations, specifically Indian at that. He is from West Bengal. Since his debut novel, The Circle of Reason, he has been a prolific writer. Born in July 1956, Ghosh studied in some of the most reputed educational institutes of India. He later acquired a D.Phil. from St. Edmund Hall in Social Anthropology. He was also a professor and taught at Queens College, City University of New York, and Harvard. For his outstanding contributions, Amitav Ghosh has been awarded the Padma Shri award by the Indian government in the year 2007. He has also won the Sahitya Akademi Award, the Dan David Prize, and the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and was nominated for the Man Booker Prize in the year 2008, for his book, Sea of Poppies. Currently, he lives in New York, with his wife Deborah Baker, and their two children. Some of his other notable works are The Shadow Lines, The Calcutta Chromosome, The Glass Palace, The Hungry Tide and River of Smoke.
grand opening ; dissapointing ending
12 Jul, 2014