Sea Of Poppies.

Amitav Ghosh



"At 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 Chinas 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 free-spirited French orphan.

As their old family ties are washed away, they, like their historical counterparts, come to view themselves as Jahja-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 masterpiece from one of the worlds finest novelists."

Language English
ISBN-10 014342968X
ISBN-13 978-0670082032
No of pages 515
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Book Publisher Penguin Random House India
Published Date 22 Mar 2017

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