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Anshuman A. Mondal

, of history. Ghosh’s reconstruction of the lives of the Indian slave and his Jewish master, of the polyglot, cosmopolitan, hybrid world in which they lived and worked, offers a reflective contrast to the rigidities of the modern period. In In an Antique Land Ghosh begins explicitly to critique colonialism and its consequences. If in The Circle of Reason and The Shadow Lines, the effects of colonialism are registered in the lingering relationships between Indians and Britons, or in the haunting presence of Partition, or in the tortuous convolutions of a mind – such

in Amitav Ghosh