In An Antique Land

Author: Amitav Ghosh

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 184708222X

Category: Travel

Page: 400

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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.

From an Antique Land

Author: Anne MacLeod

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 1907909079

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 1272


This book looks at visual images as an alternative and undervalued source of evidence for ideas about the Scottish Gaidhealtachd in the period 1700 - 1880. Illustrated with 100 plates, it brings together many little known and previously unrelated images. Addressing the textual bias inherent in Scottish historical studies, the book examines a broad range of maps, plans, paintings, drawings, sketches and printed images, arguing that the concept of antiquity was the single most powerful influence driving the visual representation of the Highlands and Islands from 1700 to 1880, and indeed beyond. Successive chapters look at archaeological, ethnological and geological motives for visualising the Highlands, and at the bias in favour of antiquity which resulted from the spread of these intellectual influences into the fine arts. The book concludes that the shadow of time which hallmarked visual representations of the region resulted in a preservationist mentality which has had powerful repercussions for approaches to Highland issues down to the present day. The book will appeal to historians, art historians, cultural geographers, and the general reader interested in Highland history and culture.

Travelers to an Antique Land

Author: Robert Eisner

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472082209

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 3950


Stories of scholars, writers, artists, and explorers woven together in a narrative of Greek travel

Amitav Ghosh

Author: Tabish Khair

Publisher: Orient Blackswan

ISBN: 9788178241135

Category:

Page: 185

View: 508


This Book Examines Ghosh`S Fiction Through Separate Critical Essays By Reputed Scholars In Six Countries. These Thoughtful, Incisive And Highly Readable Essays Are Grounded In The Interests That Infuse Ghosh`S Fiction: History, Science, Discovery, Travel, Nationalism, Subalternity, Agency. It Is Invaluable For Those Interested In Ghosh`S Work, Prtoviding Ideas And Starting Points For Scholars And Students.

From an Antique Land

Author: Carl S. Ehrlich

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742563472

Category: Religion

Page: 522

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Many of the world's first written records have been found in the area of the Ancient Near East, in what is today known as the Middle East. While many people are familiar with the ancient Israelite literature recorded in the Hebrew Bible, most Near Eastern literature remains a mystery. From an Antique Land lifts the veil from these fascinating writings, explaining the ancient stories in the context of their cultures. From the invention of writing through the conquest of Alexander the Great, expert scholars examine literature originally written in Egyptian, Sumerian, Akkadian, Hittite, Ugaritic, Canaanite, Hebrew, and Aramaic. Each chapter includes an overview of the culture, a discussion of literary genres, and descriptions and short analyses of the major literary works. Photos of archaeological remains further illustrate these people and their writings.

Amitav Ghosh

Author: Shubha Tiwari

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788126902996

Category:

Page: 108

View: 5789


The Present Venture Is A Commentary On The Books Of Amitav Ghosh. It Is Written With A Purpose To Explain The Ideas That Move These Books. Ghosh, Like Other Great Writers, Writes Out Of Conviction. Each Of His Books Is Driven By His Commitment To Certain Opinions. For Example, The Spirit Of The Glass Palace Is Anti-Colonial. The Shadow Lines Is Against Artificial International Borders. The Calcutta Chromosome Is Written With A Purpose To Undo The Western Sense Of Superiority And Its Monopoly Over Scientific Research. An Effort Has Been Made To Reach Out To The Substance Of The Books By Amitav Ghosh. Written In A Remarkably Lucid And Flowing Prose, The Book May Be Useful To Those Who Are Interested In Analyzing The Works Of Amitav Ghosh From Different Perspectives.

Travelers in an Antique Land

Author: William Studebaker

Publisher: Caxton Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 80

View: 4829


Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for the University of Idaho Press William Studebaker's poetry offers insight into life in the High Desert. The photographs by Russell Hepworth are traditional in form and intend to convey a relaxed by philosophical look at High Desert environment, leaving prolonged space for poetic musing.

The Rhetoric of Hindutva

Author: Manisha Basu

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107149878

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

View: 9143


"Examines the rise of the urban right-wing Hindu nationalist ideology in India called Hindutva between 1984 and 2004"--