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In an antique land (1992)
by Amitav Ghosh (Author)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0679727833, Paperback)In an Antique Land is a subversive history in the guise of a traveller's tale. When the author stumbles across a slave narrative in the margins of an ancient text, his curiosity is piqued. What follows is a ten year search, which brings author and slave together across 800 hundred years of colonial history. Bursting with anecdote and exuberant detail, it offers a magical, intimate biography of the private life of a country, Egypt, from the Crusades to Operation Desert Storm.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:45:46 -0400)
The author recounts his ten-year investigation into the life a twelfth-century Indian slave who lived in a remote corner of Egypt.
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