The Imam and the Indian: Prose Pieces

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Orient Blackswan, 2002 - Egypt - 361 pages
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Here, For The First Time Is As Complete A Collection As Can Be Made Of The Prose Which Reveals That Relatively Unknown Amitav Ghosh: The Novelist As Thinker, The Man Of Ideas As A Writer Of Luminous, Illuminating Non-Fiction.
  

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Contents

The Imam and the Indian
1
Tibetan Dinner
13
Four Corners
18
An Egyptian in Baghdad
24
The Ghosts of Mrs Gandhi
46
The Human Comedy in Cairo
63
The Oil Encounter and the Novel
75
a review of The Baburnama
90
Categories of Labour and the Orientation of the Fellah Economy
134
The Slave of MS H 6
169
The Diaspora in Indian Culture
243
Notes toward an Ethnography of International Peacekeeping
251
The Fundamentalist Challenge
268
the Testimony of my Grandfathers Bookcase
287
Times of Joy Recalled in Wretchedness
305
The Hunger of Stones
326

The Relations of Envy in an Egyptian Village
109

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