Ghosh's book is extraordinary; a travel book that reaches back into the twelth century as it touches on the dilemmas of our own time.
Ghosh is an engagingly humble and receptive traveller... a refreshing reversal of the usual power relationship between the observing (European) travel writer and his indigenous subjects.
A rich and satisfying journey
Amitav Ghosh on Granta.com
Essays & Memoir | Granta 20
The Imam and the Indian
‘We were both travelling, he and I: we were travelling in the West. The only difference was that I had actually been there, in person.’
Fiction | Granta 20
Dancing in Cambodia
‘The only person I ever met who knew both Princess Soumphady and King Sisowath was a dancer named Chea Samy. She was said to be one of the Cambodia’s greatest dancers, a national treasure. She was also Pol Pot’s sister-in-law.’