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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Anderson - Anderson Main Library||916.204 Ghosh Amitav (Text)||27178045||Adult Non-Fiction||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||Adult Non-Fiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 0679727833 (pbk.) :
- ISBN: 9780679727835
- Physical Description: 393 p. ; 21 cm.
- Edition: 1st Vintage Departures ed.
- Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1994.
|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.
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