In an Antique Land

In an Antique Land

Author: Amitav Ghosh

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780679727835

Category: Travel

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Once upon a time, an Indian writer named Amitav Ghosh set out as an Indian slave, name unknown, who some seven hundred years before had traveled to the Middle East. The journey took him to a small village in Egypt, where medieval customs coexist with twentieth-century desires and discontents. But even as Ghosh sought to re-create the life of his Indian predecessor, he found himself immersed in those of his modern Egyptian neighbors. Combining shrewd observations with painstaking historical research, Ghosh serves up skeptics and holy men, merchants and sorcerers. Some of these figures are real, some only imagine, but all emerge as vividly as the characters in a great novel. In an Antique Land is an inspired work that transcends genres as deftly as it does eras, weaving an entrancing and intoxicating spell.
In an Antique Land
Language: en
Pages: 0
Authors: Amitav Ghosh
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994-03-29 - Publisher: National Geographic Books

Once upon a time, an Indian writer named Amitav Ghosh set out as an Indian slave, name unknown, who some seven hundred years before had traveled to the Middle East. The journey took him to a small village in Egypt, where medieval customs coexist with twentieth-century desires and discontents. But
In An Antique Land (PB)
Language: en
Pages: 344
Authors: Amitav Ghosh, Amitav
Categories: Jewish merchants
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-05-01 - Publisher:

Packed With Anecdote And Exuberant Detail, In An Antique Land Provides Magical And Intimate Insights Into Egypt From The Crusades To Operation Desert Storm. It Exposes The Indistinguishable And Intertwining Ties That Bind Together India And Egypt, Hindus And Muslims And Jews. By Combining Fiction, History, Travel Writing And Anthropology,
In An Antique Land
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Amitav Ghosh
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-08-04 - Publisher: Granta Books

In an Antique Land is a subversive history in the guise of a traveller's tale. When the author stumbles across a slave narrative in the margins of an ancient text, his curiosity is piqued. What follows is a ten year search, which brings author and slave together across 800 hundred
From an Antique Land
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Anne MacLeod
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-11-05 - Publisher: Birlinn

This book looks at visual images as an alternative and undervalued source of evidence for ideas about the Scottish Gaidhealtachd in the period 1700 - 1880. Illustrated with 100 plates, it brings together many little known and previously unrelated images. Addressing the textual bias inherent in Scottish historical studies, the
Travelers to an Antique Land
Language: en
Pages: 340
Authors: Robert Eisner
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993 - Publisher: University of Michigan Press

Stories of scholars, writers, artists, and explorers woven together in a narrative of Greek travel