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In an Antique Land - Amitav Ghosh
In an Antique Land
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781847081940 (1847081940)
Publisher: Granta Books
Edition language: English
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Austen to Zafón
Austen to Zafón rated it
WHY: Tells the story of two Indians in Egypt. The first is a twelfth-century slave; the second is the author, who stumbled upon the slave in the margins of letters that were written by the slave's master. His curiosity piqued - even ill-defined, the slave's presence in the records of medieval histor...
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Ghosh, a then-young Indian living in Egypt while conducting research on the Indian slave of a Jewish master, interweaves the story of his own experiences with those of the slave that can be known or inferred, placing both in historical and cultural context. Because some of his experiences parallel h...
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