In an antique land / Amitav Ghosh.

Ghosh, Amitav. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 5 copies at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 3 copies at Anderson County Library System.

Current holds

0 current holds with 5 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Anderson - Anderson Main Library 916.204 Ghosh Amitav (Text) 27178045 NonFiction Available -
 Presented by: the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association and Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies, George Mason University, 2013. [ SM/TS 04-04-2013 @ ACL-MAIN ]
Anderson - Pendleton Branch 916.204 Ghosh Amitav (Text) 27178037 NonFiction Available -
 Presented by: the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association and Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies, George Mason University, 2013. [ SM/TS 04-04-2013 @ ACL-MAIN ]
Anderson - Powdersville Branch 916.204 Ghosh Amitav (Text) 27178052 NonFiction Available -
 Presented by: the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association and Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies, George Mason University, 2013. [ SM/TS 04-04-2013 @ ACL-MAIN ]

Record details

  • ISBN: 0679727833 (pbk.) :
  • ISBN: 9780679727835
  • Physical Description: 393 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Vintage Departures ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1994.

Content descriptions

General Note: "History in the guise of a traveler's tale"--Cover.
Originally published: New York : A.A. Knopf, 1993.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 357-393).
Summary, etc.: 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 Ghosh 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.
Subject: Ghosh, Amitav > Travel > Egypt.
Ben Yij,︣ Abraham, 12th cent.
Jewish merchants > Egypt > Biography.
Bomma, 12th cent.
Slaves > Egypt > Biography.