Tiny threads, gigantic tapestries

Anshuman A. Mondal

in Amitav Ghosh

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print May 2007 | ISBN: 9780719070044
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701102 | DOI:
Tiny threads, gigantic tapestries

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This chapter discusses all of Ghosh's major works, such as The Hungry Tide. It focuses on Ghosh's engagement with history and historiography. It analyses how each of these major works deal and come to terms with the methodological, political, theoretical and ethical problems posed by historical knowledge and its different protocols. This chapter also studies In an Antique Land, The Shadow Lines and The Glass Palace.

Keywords: major works; history; historiography; historical knowledge; protocols; The Hungry Tide; In an Antique Land; The Shadow Lines; The Glass Palace

Chapter.  11967 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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