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

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Once upon a time an Indian writer named Amitav Ghosh set out to find an Indian slave, name unknown, who some seven hundred years before had traveled to the Middle East. The journey took him to a small village in Egypt, where medieval customs coexist with twentieth-century desires and discontents. But even as Ghosh sought to re-create the life of his Indian predecessor, he found himself immersed in those of his modern Egyptian neighbors.Combining shrewd observations with painstaking historical research, Ghosh serves up skeptics and holy men, merchants and sorcerers. Some of these figures are real, some only imagined, but all emerge as vividly as the characters in a great novel. In an Antique Land is an inspired work that transcends genres as deftly as it does eras, weaving an entrancing and intoxicating spell.

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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.

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ISBN:
9781441835024
Author:
Ghosh, Amitav
Publisher:
Brilliance Corporation
Read:
Vance, Simon
Performed by:
Vance, Simon
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Middle East - Egypt
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Travel Writing-General
Publication Date:
20100731
Binding:
MP3 CD
Language:
English
Dimensions:
7.10x5.10x1.40 in. .30 lbs.
Media Run Time:
568

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"Synopsis" by , Once upon a time an Indian writer named Amitav Ghosh set out to find an Indian slave, name unknown, who some seven hundred years before had traveled to the Middle East. The journey took him to a small village in Egypt, where medieval customs coexist with twentieth-century desires and discontents. But even as Ghosh sought to re-create the life of his Indian predecessor, he found himself immersed in those of his modern Egyptian neighbors.Combining shrewd observations with painstaking historical research, Ghosh serves up skeptics and holy men, merchants and sorcerers. Some of these figures are real, some only imagined, but all emerge as vividly as the characters in a great novel. In an Antique Land is an inspired work that transcends genres as deftly as it does eras, weaving an entrancing and intoxicating spell.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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