• The Shadow Lines

  • By: Amitav Ghosh
  • Narrated by: Raj Varma
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (87 ratings)

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The Shadow Lines

By: Amitav Ghosh
Narrated by: Raj Varma
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Publisher's summary

Opening in Calcutta in the 1960s, Ghosh’s radiant second novel follows two families - one English, one Bengali - as their lives intertwine in tragic and comic ways. The narrator, Indian-born and English educated, traces events back and forth in time, through years of Bengali partition and violence, observing the ways in which political events invade private lives.

©2005 Amitav Ghosh (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic reviews

"A stunning novel, a rare work that balances formal ingenuity, heart, and mind.” ( New Republic)