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In an Antique Land: History in the Guise of a Traveler's Tale (Playaway Adult Nonfiction)

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Once upon a time an Indian writer name 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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ISBN:
9781441874542
Author:
Ghosh, Amitav
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Read by:
Vance, Simon
Read:
Vance, Simon
Subject:
General
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
World History-Africa
Series:
Playaway Adult Nonfiction
Publication Date:
20100731
Binding:
PRE-RECORDED AUDIO PLAYER
Language:
English

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History and Social Science » World History » Africa
History and Social Science » World History » General
Travel » Middle East
Travel » Travel Writing » General

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"Synopsis" by , Once upon a time an Indian writer name 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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