Against the backdrop of the Opium Wars, an unlikely dynasty is born, which will span continents, races, and generations.
Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta in 1956. He studied at the universities of Delhi and Oxford and has written six novels. He currently divides his time between Calcutta, Goa and Brooklyn, and is writing the next volume of what will become the Ibis Trilogy.
©2008 Amitav Ghosh; (P)2008 John Murray
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