Amitav Ghosh's non-fiction book 'Smoke and Ashes' to be released in July 2023

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Amitav Ghosh's new non-fiction book, "Smoke and Ashes: A Writer's Journey Through Opium's Hidden Histories", will be published by HarperCollins Fourth Estate on July 15, 2023.

An Overviews of the News

  • The book is a combination of memoir, travelogue, and cultural and economic history, which explores the often overlooked effects of opium on society and history.

  • Based on Ghosh's extensive research conducted while writing his trilogy of novels between 2005 and 2015, "Smoke and Ashes" takes a personal look at the author's engagement with the hidden history of opium.

  • This book explores how opium has shaped the modern world and continues to play an important role in making it now.

About Amitav Ghosh

  • He is a renowned writer who was born in Kolkata and brought up in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

  • He has written many acclaimed works of fiction, including "The Shadow Lines," "The Glass Palace," "The Hungry Tide," "Gun Island," "The Nutmeg's Curse," "Jungle Nama," and "The Living Mountain." . ,

  • His works have been translated into more than 30 languages, making him a globally recognized author.

  • In 2019, Ghosh received the Jnanpith Award, India's highest literary honour, becoming the first English-language writer to receive this recognition.

  • Ghosh's writing is known for its exploration of historical and cultural themes, as well as the incorporation of elements of magical realism.

Other Books for 2023

  • "War and Women" - Dr. MA Hasan.

  • "Basu Chatterjee: And Middle-of-the-Road Cinema" - Anirudh Bhattacharjee

  • "Gandhi: Politics and Sect" - Piyush Babele

  • "Phoolange" - Lekhnath Chhetri, writer from Darjeeling

  • "A Matter of the Heart: Education in India" - Anurag Behar

  • "Bipin: The Man Behind the Uniform" - Rachna Biswat Rawat

  • "As Good As My Word" - KM Chandrasekhar

  • “Mundaka Upanishad: The Gateway to Eternity” – Dr. Karan Singh, Ex-MP

  • "Courting India: England, Mughal India and the Origin of Empire" - Nandini Das

Autobiography "Crosscourt" - Jaideep Mukherjee

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