The Imam and the Indian: Prose Pieces

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Orient Blackswan, 2002 - Egypt - 361 pages
Here, For The First Time Is As Complete A Collection As Can Be Made Of The Prose Which Reveals That Relatively Unknown Amitav Ghosh: The Novelist As Thinker, The Man Of Ideas As A Writer Of Luminous, Illuminating Non-Fiction.
 

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Contents

The Imam and the Indian
1
Four Corners
18
An Egyptian in Baghdad
24
The Ghosts of Mrs Gandhi
46
The Human Comedy in Cairo
63
The Oil Encounter and the Novel
75
a review of The Baburnama
90
The Relations of Envy in an Egyptian Village
109
Categories of Labour and
134
The Diaspora in Indian Culture
243
Notes toward
251
The Fundamentalist Challenge
268
Times of Joy Recalled in Wretchedness
305
The Hunger of Stones
326
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