In an Antique Land: History in the Guise of a Traveler's Tale

Version: Unabridged
Author: Amitav Ghosh
Narrator: Simon Vance
Genres: History, Travel, Middle East
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
Published In: July 2010
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 9 hours, 34 minutes
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In 1980, Ghosh journeyed to a remote corner of Egypt looking for clues to the life of a 12th-century Indian slave whose story he had stumbled upon in letters written to the slave's master. Ghosh's work is a brilliant hybrid of history, cultural investigation, and travelogue.

Author Details

Author Details

Ghosh, Amitav

Writer and anthropologist Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta in 1956 and spent his childhood in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and northern India. He studied in Delhi, Oxford and Egypt, and has taught in various Indian and American universities. He is the author of three books: "The Circle of Reason, The Shadow Lines" and "In An Antique Land" and has written for "The New Yorker, Granta, The New Republic" and "The New York Times." Mr. Ghosh and his wife, Deborah Baker, live in New York with their two children.