By Amitav Ghosh

on the center of this shiny saga is an enormous send, the Ibis. Its future is a tumultuous voyage around the Indian Ocean; its goal, to struggle China’s vicious nineteenth-century Opium Wars. As for the workforce, they're a motley array of sailors and stowaways, coolies and convicts.

In a time of colonial upheaval, destiny has thrown jointly a various solid of Indians and Westerners, from a bankrupt raja to a widowed tribeswoman, from a mulatto American freedman to a freespirited French orphan. As their previous kin ties are washed away, they, like their old opposite numbers, come to view themselves as jahaj-bhais, or ship-brothers. An not going dynasty is born, with a view to span continents, races, and generations.

The titanic sweep of this historic experience spans the luxurious poppy fields of the Ganges, the rolling excessive seas, the unique backstreets of Canton. however it is the landscape of characters, whose diaspora encapsulates the vexed colonial historical past of the East itself, that makes Sea of Poppies so breathtakingly alive—a masterpiece from one of many world’s best novelists.

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