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In an Antique Land by Amitav Ghosh - Paperback - First Indian Paperback Edition - 2000 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000000667)

In an Antique Land

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In an Antique Land

by Amitav Ghosh

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ISBN 10
817530040X
ISBN 13
9788175300408
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New Delhi: Permanent Black / Ravi Dayal, 2000. Trade Paperback. First Indian Paperback Edition. No additional printings listed. Near Fine. Interior pristine. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Rear cover has sticker from Giggles Bookshop and three-inch crease at bottom edge. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 393 pages.

An ethnography in narrative form. Combining shrewd observations with painstaking historical research, Ghosh serves up skeptics and holy men, merchants and sorcerers. Some of these figures are real, some imaginary, 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. The book contains two narratives. The first, an anthropological narrative, revolves around two visits made by Ghosh to two villages in the Nile Delta, while he was writing his doctoral dissertation (1980–81) and again a few years later (1988). In the second narrative, presented parallel to the first, Ghosh reconstructs the lives of a 12th-century Jewish merchant and his slaves.

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Bookseller
Books of the World US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
RWARE0000000667
Title
In an Antique Land
Author
Amitav Ghosh
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Indian Paperback Edition
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
817530040X
ISBN 13
9788175300408
Publisher
Permanent Black / Ravi Dayal
Place of Publication
New Delhi
Date published
2000
Keywords
biography, memoir, travel, anthropology, ethnography, jewish merchants, slavery, slaves, travel, Cairo, Nile Delta, Egypt
Bookseller catalogs
Africa; History; Biographies; Middle East;
Size
8vo

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Selling books from around the world. I am not a professional bookseller. Rather, I am finding new homes for the library I have collected over five decades.

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