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Sea of Poppies (original 2008; edition 2009)

by Amitav Ghosh

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Title:Sea of Poppies
Authors:Amitav Ghosh
Info:Picador (2009), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 560 pages
Collections:ebook
Rating:****1/2
Tags:fiction, India, opium, imperialism, sea travel

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Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh (2008)

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Its an amazing book... hope everyone reads this atleast once ( )
  PallaviSharma | May 9, 2016 |
Enjoyed this very much. I should probably reread River of Smoke before moving on to the final book in the trilogy now that I know some of the characters' backgrounds and see if having read this one makes a difference to my feelings about the book.I didn't even realize when I read River of Smoke that Sea of Poppies preceded it. Looking forward to the third book! ( )
  NatalieSW | Apr 5, 2016 |
Review with Flood of Fire for the Ibis Trilogy. ( )
  idiotgirl | Mar 6, 2016 |
character-driven, reinvention, language ( )
  martitia | Dec 24, 2015 |
This book started slowly, but then really engaged me. The dialogue, with all of its archaic English and Indian vocabulary was difficult at first, but gradually I realised it added a certain flavour to the story. This was a real yarn, and I very much look forward to the second novel in the trilogy. ( )
  oparaxenos | Nov 27, 2015 |
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The vision of a tall-masted ship, at sail on the ocean, came to Deeti on an otherwise ordinary day, but she knew instantly that the apparition was a sign of destiny for she had never seen such a vessel before, not even in a dream: how could she have, living as she did in northern Bihar, four hundred miles from the coast?
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The first in an epic trilogy, Sea of Poppies is "a remarkably rich saga . . . which has plenty of action and adventure à la Dumas, but moments also of Tolstoyan penetration--and a drop or two of Dickensian sentiment" (The Observer [London]).


At the heart of this vibrant saga is a vast ship, the Ibis. Her destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean shortly before the outbreak of the Opium Wars in China. In a time of colonial upheaval, fate has thrown together a diverse cast of Indians and Westerners on board, from a bankrupt raja to a widowed tribeswoman, from a mulatto American freedman to a free-spirited French orphan. As their old family ties are washed away, they, like their historical counterparts, come to view themselves as jahaj-bhais, or ship-brothers. The vast sweep of this historical adventure spans the lush poppy fields of the Ganges, the rolling high seas, and the exotic backstreets of Canton. With a panorama of characters whose diaspora encapsulates the vexed colonial history of the East itself, Sea of Poppies is "a storm-tossed adventure worthy of Sir Walter Scott" (Vogue).



 

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At the heart of this vibrant saga is a vast ship, the Ibis. Her destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean shortly before the outbreak of the Opium Wars in China.

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