Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta and grew up in India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. He is the author of two books of non-fiction, a collection of essays, and ten novels. In 2018 he became the first English-language writer to receive India’s highest literary honour, the Jnanpith Award. His most recent publication is Gun Island, a novel.


The Colonial Roots of Present Crises

Amitav Ghosh on world events from the Pakistan floods to the war in Ukraine and the challenges ahead for progressives.

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Storytelling in the Eye of the Storm: The Pandemic Through the Lens of Environmental Breakdown

A conversation with the acclaimed novelist on the parallels between the climate crisis and the pandemic, and imagining alternatives for our interconnected world.

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