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    The Circle of Reason  (English, Paperback, Amitav Ghosh)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin
    • ISBN: 9780143066507, 0143066501
    • Edition: 9th Edition, 2009
    • Pages: 457
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    The Circle of Reason, by Amitav Ghosh, is the story of young Alu, who is a weaver by profession.

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    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.

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      • PENGUIN
    • Publication Year
      • 2009 May
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      • Amitav Ghosh
    • Author Info
      • Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta and grew up in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India. He studied at the universities of Delhi and Oxford, and has taught at a number of institutions. River of Smoke is the second in the Ibis trilogy, which was shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize and The Hindu Literary Prize in 2011. The first of the trilogy, the bestselling Sea of Poppies, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2008. Ghoshs other works include The Circle of Reason (Prix Mdicis tranger Award), The Shadow Lines (Sahitya Akademi Award), In an Antique Land, The Calcutta Chromosome (Arthur C. Clarke Award), Dancing in Cambodia and Other Essays, Countdown, The Glass Palace (Grand Prize for Fiction at the Frankfurt International e-books Awards), The Imam and the Indian and The Hungry Tide (Best Work in English Fiction, Hutch Crossword Book Award). In 2007 he was awarded the Grinzane Cavour Prize and in 2010 the Dan David Prize.Amitav Ghosh currently divides his time between Calcutta, Goa and Brooklyn.
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    grand opening ; dissapointing ending

    the first part of the book that takes place in the book is very beautiful. reason as a way of life is presented before the reader in a beautiful manner. but half way through the book all major characters are abruptly killed and the story shifts to al ghazira through a rather weak link. the story loses its mettle thereafter and the text therefore becomes a philosophy text and another account of communism. the portrayal of emotions often seem exaggerations.if you enjoy very minute insights into...
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