Ghosh, Amitav

About Amitav Ghosh

Biography (Encyclopædia Britannica)



Hong, Terry. “Gun Island.” Library Journal, vol. 145, no. 8, Aug. 2020

Grace, Joshua B. “Gun Island: A Novel.” Christian Century, vol. 137, no. 8, Apr. 2020

Day, Jon. “Apocalypse Now: Gun Island.” Prospect, no. 281, Oct. 2019

Sheikh, Samshad N., and Dilip K. Jena. “Home Nowhere: Plight of the Displaced in Amitav Ghosh’s The Circle of Reason.” Poetcrit, vol. 32, no. 2, Jul. 2019

Hoffert, Barbara. “Gun Island.” Library Journal, vol. 144, no. 3, Apr. 2019

Hoagland, Ericka. “The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable.” Science Fiction Studies, vol. 45, no. 3, Nov. 2018

Ummat, Astha. “The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable.” Journal of International Affairs, vol. 71, no. 2, 2018

Wirzba, Norman. “Climate Change and the Failure of Incarnational Nerve.” Christian Century, vol. 134, no. 20, Sep. 2017

Gopinath, Praseeda. “Narrating from Below: Flood of Fire.” Contemporary Literature, vol. 57, no. 1, Spring 2016

Kaplan, Robert D. “The Empire Business.” New Criterion, vol. 33, no. 10, Jun. 2015

Tomsky, Terri. “Amitav Ghosh’s Anxious Witnessing and the Ethics of Action in The Hungry Tide.” Journal of Commonwealth Literature, vol. 44, no. 1, Mar. 2009

Freudenberger, Nell. “Words Apart.” Nation, vol. 280, no. 23, Jun. 2005



Gill, Harsimram. "An Interview with Amitav Ghosh.", 17 Jun. 2019

Wroe, Nicholas. "Amitav Ghosh: 'There is Now a Vibrant Literary World in India - It All Began With Naipaul.'" The Guardian, 23 May 2015



Geeti, Jebun. “Free Trade and Drug Trafficking between Britain and China: A Postcolonial Study of Amitav Ghosh’s Sea of Poppies.” Philament, vol. 26, Nov. 2020

Prasad, Murari. “Interfacing Diaspora with Ecological Humanities in Amitav Ghosh’s The Hungry Tide.” Asiatic, vol. 14, no. 1, Jun. 2020

Parsons, Cóilín. “Oceans Apart: Amitav Ghosh, John Millington Synge, and Weak Comparison.” Irish University Review, vol. 50, no. 1, May 2020

Kluwick, Ursula. “The Global Deluge: Floods, Diluvian Imagery, and Aquatic Language in Amitav Ghosh’s The Hungry Tide and Gun Island.” Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism, vol. 24, no. 1, 2020

Roy, Binayak. “‘The Conflagration of Community’: Amitav Ghosh’s The Circle of Reason.” Postcolonial Text, vol. 15, no. 2, 2020 (PDF)

Jayagopalan, Gaana. “At the Interface of Colonial Knowing and Unknowing: A Critical Reading of the Golden Camellia in Amitav Ghosh’s River of Smoke.” South Asian Review, vol. 41, no. 3–4, 2020

Michael, John. “World Theory: Amitav Ghosh on Being at Sea.” Symplokē, vol. 28, no. 1–2, 2020

Roy, Binayak. “Statecraft, Exception and Wasted Lives Amitav Ghosh’s The Hungry Tide.” International Journal on Humanistic Ideology, vol. 9, no. 2, Jul. 2019

Vandertop, Caitlin. “Opium Cities, Carbon Routes: World-Ecological Prehistory in Amitav Ghosh’s Hong Kong.” Journal of Postcolonial Writing, vol. 55, no. 4, 2019

Dhar, Nandini. “Unloosened Forms, Untranslatable Concerns and Unformed: The Limits of American Notions of Race in Amitav Ghosh’s Sea of Poppies.” Comparatist, vol. 42, Oct. 2018

Hummel, Katherine E. “Materializing the Improbable: Bodily Intimacies and the Agentic Materiality of Opium in Amitav Ghosh’s Ibis Trilogy.” Studies in the Novel, vol. 50, no. 4, 2018

Jones, Brandon. “A Postcolonial Utopia for the Anthropocene: Amitav Ghosh’s The Hungry Tide and Climate-Induced Migration.” MFS, vol. 64, no. 4, 2018

Mani, Venkat B. "Multilingual Code-Stitching in Ultraminor World Literatures: Reading Abhimanyu Unnuth's Lala Pasina (1977) with Amitav Ghosh's Sea of Poppies (2008)." Journal of World Literature, vol. 3, no. 3, 2018

Choudhury, Bibhash. Amitav Shosh: Critical Essays. 2016

Dora-Laskey, Prathim-Maya. "Bodies as Borderwork: From Cartographic Distance to Cosmopolitan Concern in Bapsi Sidhwa's Ice Candy Man and Amitav Ghosh's The Shadow Lines." South Asian Review, vol. 36, no. 3, 2015

Khair, Tabish. Amitav Ghosh: A Critical Companion. 2003




Gun Island (2019)

Flood of Fire (2015)

River of Smoke (2011)

Sea of Poppies (2008)

The Hungry Tide (2004)

The Glass Palace (2000)

The Calcutta Chromosome (1995)

The Shadow Lines (1988)

The Circle of Reason (1986)


Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable (2016)

Incendiary Circumstances (2006)

The Imam and the Indian (2002)

Countdown (1999)

Dancing in Cambodia and at Large in Burma (1998)

In an Antique Land (1992)


Audio and Audiovisual Material

In Conversation with Amitav Ghosh. YouTube, 27 Jun. 2017

Amitav Ghosh Talks About his Book Sea of PoppiesYouTube, 10 Dec. 2008