The Circle of Reason

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Orient Blackswan, 2000 - Africa, North - 423 pages
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Amitav Ghosh's extraordinary first novel makes a claim on literary turf held by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Salman Rushdie. In a vivid and magical story, The Circle of Reason traces the misadventures of Alu, a young master weaver in a small Bengali village who is falsely accused of terrorism. Alu flees his home, traveling through Bombay to the Persian Gulf to North Africa with a bird-watching policeman in pursuit.
 

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
35
Section 3
59
Section 4
87
Section 5
102
Section 6
123
Section 7
133
Section 8
150
Section 13
266
Section 14
290
Section 15
306
Section 16
320
Section 17
326
Section 18
334
Section 19
344
Section 20
353

Section 9
168
Section 10
193
Section 11
214
Section 12
236
Section 21
401
Section 22
422
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About the author (2000)

Born in Calcutta, and spent his childhood in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Northern India. He studied in Delhi, Oxford, and Egypt and taught at various Indian and American universities. Author of a travel book and three acclaimed novels. Ghosh has also written for GRANTA, THE NEW YORKER, THE NEW YORK TIMES, and THE OBSERVER. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

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