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Biography
Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta in 1956. He grew up in Bangladesh (at the time East Pakistan), Sri Lanka, Iran and India. After graduating from Delhi University he studied social anthropology at Oxford.
An author and an anthropologist, he is certainly one of the best know English language Indian authors. Before publishing his first novel, he attended the Art faculty at Alexandria University and worked as a journalist for the Indian Express.
With The Circle of Reason he won the prestigious Prix Médicis Etranger and with The Hungry Tide the Sahitya Akademi Award, the most prestigious Indian literary prize. The Calcutta Chromosome he won the 1997 Arthur Clarke Award and with The Glass Palace he won the international award for fiction at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
In addition to his novels, Amitav Ghosh has also written many anthropological essays winning the Pushcart Prize. He now lives in New York where he teaches comparative literature at Columbia University.
 
Comments about him

"Amitav Ghosh is a great narrator, a master of the language".
Die Zeit

"Ghosh is a seductive author [...] a maestro, a source of never-ending pleasure for the reader".
The Age

"One of the greatest Indian authors".
La Repubblica
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