Sea of Poppies

Sea of Poppies A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book Of 2008A ChicagoTribune Best Book Of 2008A WashingtonPost Best Book Of 2008An Economist Best Book Of 2008A New York Best Book Of 2008A Christian Science Monitor Best Book Of 2008A Publishers Weekly Best Book Of 2008Shortlisted For The Man Booker PrizeAt The Heart Of This Vibrant Saga Is A Vast Ship, The Ibis Its Destiny Is A Tumultuous Voyage Across The Indian Ocean Its Purpose, To Fight China S Vicious Nineteenth Century Opium Wars As For The Crew, They Are A Motley Array Of Sailors And Stowaways, Coolies And Convicts.In A Time Of Colonial Upheaval, Fate Has Thrown Together A Diverse Cast Of Indians And Westerners, From A Bankrupt Raja To A Widowed Tribeswoman, From A Mulatto American Freedman To A Freespirited French Orphan As Their Old Family Ties Are Washed Away, They, Like Their Historical Counterparts, Come To View Themselves As Jahaj Bhais, Or Ship Brothers An Unlikely Dynasty Is Born, Which Will Span Continents, Races, And Generations.The Vast Sweep Of This Historical Adventure Spans The Lush Poppy Fields Of The Ganges, The Rolling High Seas, The Exotic Backstreets Of Canton But It Is The Panorama Of Characters, Whose Diaspora Encapsulates The Vexed Colonial History Of The East Itself, That Makes Sea Of Poppies So Breathtakingly Alive A Masterpiece From One Of The World S Finest Novelists. This rollicking adventure story about colonial India was beaten to the 2008 Booker Prize by The White Tiger, a novel that trades on its gritty realism but which is actually just as much a fantasy of Indian life as this one On the face of it, Sea of Poppies seems theenjoyable It has a huge, Dickensian cast that includes a fallen Rajah, a Chinese opium addict, a European girl gone native, a cross dressing reincarnated saint, an American freedman and a poppy farmer s widow, and its plot tak This rollicking adventure story about colonial India was beaten to the 2008 Booker Prize by The White Tiger, a novel that trades on its gritty realism but which is actually just as much a fantasy of Indian life as this one On the face of it, Sea of Poppies seems theenjoyable It has a huge, Dickensian cast tha
I give a high place to Ghosh among contemporary English Authors from India.A saga of a ship, the Ibis, in the Indian Ocean and beautiful depiction of local characters in typical Indian way enthralled me and it kept me engaged with its characters and story.This is a sprawling novel and its historical treatment is wonderful.I am sure, as Ghosh also acknowledges that he has toiled really hard, doing research of this certain period from the past He has masterfully woven the economic hardship and el I give a high place to Ghosh among contemporary English Authors from India.A saga of a ship, the Ibis, in the Indian Ocean and beautiful depiction of local characters in typical Indian way enthralled me and it kept me engaged with its characters and story.This is a sprawling novel and its historical treatment is wonderful.I am sure, as Ghosh also acknowledges that he has toiled really hard, doing research of this certain period from the past He has masterfully woven the economic hardship and elements of British imperialism of early 19th century India
. It has been said that the Ibis, a seafaring schooner, bound from Balti to Calcutta and destined to transport opium to China lay at the heart of this story and while I agree that the Ibis is central to the tale being told, the true heart of this saga and what ultimately brings together a diverse cast of characters is opium Rich in historical detail and panoramic views of land and sea this story is set in the 1830 s just on the cusp of the opium wars in China Ghosh expertly weaves together t It has been said that the Ibis, a seafaring schooner, bound from Balti to Calcutta and destined to transport opium to China lay at the heart of this story and while I agree that the Ibis is central to the tale being told, the true heart of this saga and what ultimately brings together a diverse cast of characters is opium Rich in historical detail and panoramic views of land and sea this story is set in the 1830 s just on the cusp of the opium wars in China Ghosh expertly weaves together the back stories of a colourful cast including among many others a widowed opium farmer from the banks of the Ganges, the mulatto son of a
Sjajan pisac, divan ovek i prelepa knjiga Imala sam to zadovoljstvo da se dva puta sretnem s autorom, jednom na sajmu knjiga u Frankfurtu kada sam kupila prava za njegove knjige i kasnije na sajmu knjiga u Beogradu kada ve vi e nisam radila kod njegovog iz
donald harington recommended this book to me and now that he s gone, i can t even talk about it with him, and that is what i was thinking the whole time i was reading this book if i hadn t had to read it for school, i would have waited until the other two books in the trilogy were published, so i could have had at them all at once, but again, school screws up my plans it s an amazingly quick read i was under the impression that i was supposed to have read it for yesterday s class so i zipped donald harington recommended this book to me and now that he s gone, i can t even talk about it with him, and that is what i was thinking the whole time i was reading this book if i hadn t had to read it for school, i would have waited until the other two books in the trilogy were published, so i could have had at them all at once, but again, school screws up my plans it s an amazingly quick read i was under the impression that i was supposed to have read it for yesterday s class so i zipped through it in a day and a half, which is way quicker than i read the known world,
The title of this book is so spot on While an interesting cast of characters populated the story of opium from the empoverished villages of India, to the compromised users in China, with the movers and shakers of colonialism in between, only one element dictated the outcome, and that was poppies These happy little fl
A beautifully written historical novel about 1830 s India in the grip of the opium trade The characters are just as diverse as the British Empire itself, each with their own dialects and idiosyncracies, all brought together by the opium trade s many tentacled hands into the Ibis, on a voyage that will irrevocably changed them
Sea of Poppies is a story of indentured laborers We see all sorts of Indians huddled together in a ship called Ibis We get to know the story primarily through its main characters Kalua and his wife Deeti On this ship, there are people of different persuasions and background Kalua and Deeti are no exception in this.Both Kalua and Deeti are running away from persecution They have secrets Kalua is a lower caste man, and Deeti a young widow Soon after her husband dies, her in laws want to d Sea of Poppies is a story of indentured laborers We see all sorts of Indians huddled together in a ship called Ibis We get to know the story primarily through its main characters Kalua and his wife Deeti On this ship, there are people of different persuasions and background Kalua and Deeti are no exception in this.Both Kalua and Deeti are running away from persecution They have secrets Kalua is a lower caste man, and Deeti a young widow Soon after her husband dies, her in laws want to do
And this is how you write a historical fiction. If I had known this book was the first part of a trilogy the other books as yet unwritten and that the book was not complete unto itself, in other words, this saga is a serial rather than a series, I would probably not have bought it And then I would have missed a book interesting for its historical period the Opium Wars with China about which I knew nothing, for its finely drawn characters and general good all round storytelling This is really a 5 star book, but I am only giving it 4 st If I had known this book was the first part of a trilogy the other books as yet unwritten and that the book was not complete unto itself, in other words, this saga is a serial rather than a series, I would probably not have bought it And then I would have missed a book interesting for its historical period the Opium Wars with China about which I knew nothing, for its finely drawn characters and general good all round storytelling This is really a 5 star book, but I am only g

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  • Hardcover
  • 528 pages
  • Sea of Poppies
  • Amitav Ghosh
  • English
  • 08 October 2018
  • 0374174229