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Amitav Ghosh

Book Review | 'The Nutmeg’s Curse: Parables For A Planet In Crisis' By Amitav Ghosh

Nov 07, 2021 Ashutosh Kumar Thakur

Amitav Ghosh connects the origins of our current climate crisis to Western colonialism's ruthless exploitation of human life and the natural world in this ambitious read.

KLF Announces Titles For Book Awards 2020-21; From Amitav Ghosh To S Jaishankar, Check Out The Full List Here

Sep 11, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The titles selected for the awards include acclaimed writers Amitav Ghosh’s ‘Jungle Nama’ to Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar's ‘The India Way: Strategies for an Uncertain World’.

'State-Sanctioned Religious Persecution': Over 300 Personalities, Including Naseeruddin Shah, Mira Nair, Oppose CAA

The amended Citizenship Act and NRC are a "threat" to the soul of India, the signatories said in a note.

Author Amitav Ghosh Conferred Jnanpith Award

Dec 14, 2018 Outlook Web Bureau

The decision was taken in a meeting of Jnanpith Selection Board chaired by eminent novelist, scholar and Jnanpith laureate Pratibha Ray.

A Moonlit Evening With Amitav Ghosh

"I’m a Bengali. We are supposed to be known for our love of 'factoids'."

31 October, 2002

The Ghosts Of Mrs Gandhi

Amitav Ghosh

The celebrated writer's seminal 1995 essay from the New Yorker, about October 31, 1984

15 September, 2011

Writing The Global Journey

Salil Tripathi

Ghosh’s and Rushdie’s novels don’t mention “globalization,” but the process is understood well

17 May, 2010

'It Would Have Been Completely Contrary To My Beliefs'

Amitav Ghosh

'The gesture you were asking me to make was one that would have had the import of denying the legitimacy of all Israeli civil institutions and thus of Israel itself'

10 May, 2010

'Writers Have No Armies'

Amitav Ghosh

The recipients of the prize on the controversy surrounding their acceptance of it: 'The more we were told to turn our backs, the more we wanted to se

30 April, 2010

'Only Connect'

Anthony Appiah

Not all want Amitav Ghosh to refuse the Dan David Prize. The President of PEN America addressed the issue in his speech at the opening of the PEN festival

30 April, 2010

'Do Not Undermine The Palestinian Struggle'


The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel responds to Amitav Ghosh's refusal to refuse the Dan David Prize

30 April, 2010

'You Will Give Hope To The Oppressed'


British Committee for Universities for Palestine responds to Amitav Ghosh's refusal to refuse the Dan David Prize, asking him once again to reject the prize.

20 April, 2010

'It Is Not Awarded By The State Of Israel'

Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh on his refusing to refuse the Dan David Prize: 'I do not believe in embargoes and boycotts where they concern matters of culture and learning.' These, he argues, 'must, in principle, be regarded as autonomous of the state'.

07 June, 2006

The Perfectionist

Amitav Ghosh

Plainly put, Ravi Dayal (1937 - 2006) was one of the great editors of his time: the sort of expertise he brought to the printed word simply doesn't exist any more, not just in India but anywhere.

22 June, 2004

Satyajit Ray

Amitav Ghosh

What can one possibly say to someone to whom one owes so great a debt?

29 June, 2002

'The Ghat Of The Only World'

Amitav Ghosh

Agha Shahid Ali in Brooklyn: Almost to the very end, even as his life was being consumed by his disease, he was the centre of a perpetual carnival, an endless mela of talk, laughter, food and of course, poetry.

11 May, 2002

The Pralay Mythology

Amitav Ghosh

Tracing it back to Nehru, Kanti Bajpai, while not being entirely dismissive of the arguments of the defence strategists and experts, argues that none of these stand up to close scrutiny.

11 May, 2002

'I Went Through Deep Anguish'

Amitav Ghosh

George Fernandes, Defence Minister, says that the explosions were mainly a deterrent and that there will not be any more tests and that India would adhere to a no first-use policy .

Photo Gallery

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses media as he arrives at Parliament to attend the Winter Session, in New Delhi.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrives at Parliament to attend the Winter Session, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Kamal Singh

A passenger arrives on an early morning flight at Sydney Airport. Authorities in Australia said Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, that two travelers who arrived in Sydney from Africa became the first in the country to test...

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Union Minister Piyush Goyal arrives at Parliament to attend the Winter Session, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Kamal Singh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi removes his mask before addressing media at Parliament House ahead of the Winter Session, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Kamal Singh

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Manual Scavengers

An ‘Untouchable’ Story: My Life As A Protest

For India’s manual scavengers, mere existence is a protest, because they need to fight just to reclaim their humanity and dignity.

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Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta

T20 World Cup Review: Jaded By An Excess Of Cricket, India Were On An Inevitable Path To Doom

India's cricket administrators showed more drive to boost BCCI's coffers rather than take care of players' welfare during pandemic times.

Nov 08, 2021 Arijit Ghosh