Novelist and author
Amitav Ghosh is an internationally renowned South Asian novelist and writer. He has received wide acclaim for his books The Shadow Lines
and The Circle of Reason
, and more recently for Sea of Poppies
and River of Smoke
, part of The Ibis Trilogy
. His works of fiction and non-fiction are transnational in scope and have engaged with historical and postcolonial themes. He is a novelist, a social anthropologist, an historian, a travel writer, and a chronicler of ancient and lived histories.