The Shadow Lines

The Shadow Lines (English, Paperback, Ghosh Amitav)

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The Shadow Lines  (English, Paperback, Ghosh Amitav)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin Random House India Pvt. Ltd
    • Genre: Fiction
    • ISBN: 9780143066569, 0143066560
    • Pages: 288
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    As a young boy, Amitav Ghosh's narrator travels across time through the tales of those around him, traversing the unreliable planes of memory, unmindful of physical, political and chronological borders. But as he grows older, he is haunted by a seemingly random act of violence. Bits and pieces of stories, both half-remembered and imagined, come together in his mind until he arrives at an intricate, interconnected picture of the world where borders and boundaries mean nothing, mere shadow lines that we draw dividing people and nations. Out of a complex web of memories, relationships and images, Amitav Ghosh builds an intensely vivid, funny and moving story. Exposing the idea of the nation state as an illusion, an arbitrary dissection of people, Ghosh depicts the absurd manner in which your home can suddenly become your enemy. Winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award.
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    • 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.Books by Amitav GhoshMore
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    • 198 mm
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    • 129 mm
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    Ratings & Reviews
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    5

    Amitav Ghosh, the God of Literature.

    A moving account of a Bengali family visiting Dhaka in Bangladesh during the times of India’s partition with Bangladesh, Second World War events, and the communal riots in the early 1960s. A thoroughly researched book by one of the greatest of great writers I have ever read. The novel won a Sahitya Akademi Award for its portrayal of the great events of the time.
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    Arindam Moulick

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    Easily his best work

    I started reading Ghosh with 'The Glass Palace' and that remained my favourite among his works - The Calcutta Chromosome (brilliant work too!), Sea of Poppies and The Hungry Tide. Until I read 'The Shadow Lines'.

    It reads beautifully, like any Amitav Ghosh work. When it comes to using language, he is easily one of the best. Unlike most of his other works, there is much less research as such that has gone in. So he basically plays with different kinds of people - right up his alley being an ...
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    Vaidya R

    Aug, 2012

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    Memories: Lost and Found

    A book that is the perfect amalgamation of memories. Things that we often forget in the maze of life, memories that usually become scattered, all compiled and made into a beautiful book.A must read for all those who have had a childhood full of memories of all variants, Love, lies,happiness and most importantly realization. Splendid work by Amitav Ghosh.
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    Abhiroop Roy Chowdhury

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    Jun, 2012

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    5

    Terrific

    Awesome book ,got it at 183.
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    Paripoorna

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    5

    Awesome

    Good
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    Tshering Dema

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    A Good read

    A good book is one which leads you to read another one, this book led me to read another books of Ghosh. The art of describing comes superbly to the author. The plot is simple and captures your interest till the end. I recommend it to sincere readers.
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    Vaibhav Srivastava

    Apr, 2013

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    Great story, great story telling. Hats off to Amitav Ghosh

    A series of inter-weaving stories transgressing epochs and national borders, moving in and out of imaginations and visions of reality, concludes to finish an amazing tale. It has a pretty good narration and graphic description of almost everything from places to emotions. In particular the story is pretty amazing in itself but the way he unfolds the story makes it even more engrossing. Hats off to Amitav Ghosh.
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    Suhit Pal

    Sep, 2012

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    Fair

    Nice
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    Sehar Siddiqui

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    Best in the market!

    Traverses relations beyond time and space.
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    wafa razak

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    Mind-blowing purchase

    The wonderful novel from the greatest writter of India. I bealcame fan of his writing skill. The way he writes the book is awesome
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    Rishi Kumar

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    Questions and Answers
    Q:summary is available in this book?
    A:no. its the original novel. not a study material. there is no analytical notes. just the original story.
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