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The novel is as chock-full of exciting incidents as a door-stopper 19th amitag adventure yarn, without abandoning a realism which makes it popples compelling page-turner. The opium trade and the First Opium War are the primary focus of the trilogy, and the story and its characters are shoehorned into a structure designed to cover all the main effects of the trade and the war, and especially its effect on Indians. Her destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean shortly before the outbreak of the Opium Wars in China.

It gets us out of India, and sets up for the arrival in the new settings for book 2. This could end out to be one of the top historical fiction series ever written.

‘Sea of Poppies’: An Epic Tale Of Opium And Empire

It ends with only two loose ends tied of dozens and dozens. The book shows us unpleasing and queer dimensions of the world of yore and manages to draw parallels with the contemporary world. In a trial orchestrated by Burnham and his cronies, Halder is tried for forgery. Probably Ghosh’s best and most impressive work to date.

Maybe I will have to settle with reading the other books by Ghosh in the meanwhile.

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The book needs a glossary listing Indian terms. Soon after her husband dies, her in-laws want to d ‘Sea of Poppies’ is a story of indentured laborers. There are also a group of people being transported to work in Mauritius, many of whom were caught up in the cycle of being forced to grow poppies for the British opium trade with China. If you have one, please let me know. Poppy flowers, sap and trash are processed before Deeti’s terrified village eyes.


I don’t know how much Mr. Retrieved from ” https: View all 7 comments. Ghosh paints a very dark picture of humanity at this time and sa, showcasing how governments in this case British and Indian lord it over others of lesser means and status, both on and off board, the great ship Ibis.

Amitav Ghosh is one of India’s best-known writers. Whilst a colourful story, the characters are somewhat generic, and I think his discourse on colonialism was simplistic to say the least.

November 6, The movement of people, of good, culture, mingling of languages all play out on Ibis. Sea of Poppies introduces you to the cast of characters that will propel the rest of the trilogy onwards through the coming journey. I think it will be a magnificent trilogy and I am just dying to read more.

The insight into the opium trade and the British global plantation and slavery trade, are brought to life and are really quite shocking.

Burnham and pressure to marry his friend, the stern, elderly Justice Kendalbushe. The disability was not so severe as to require crutches, however, and Hukam Singh was able to make his way to the cart without assistance. Yes, it does leave you slightly at sea in terms of full understanding, but I find that to be part of the charm. It has it’s own rhythm and authenticity, but I actually feel that it was a bit showy and even a little lazy.

There is a lack For all the hype it has generated, this book was sorely disappointing. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. You need to read all three. I’ve nodded my head in befuddlement in many countries. Mar 12, Ana Ovejero rated it really liked it. Aug 22, Praveen rated it it was amazing. I enjoy the chapters being broken into small sections for separate characters, so we stay with each for only a few minutes of reading at at time.

Sea of Poppies (Ibis Trilogy, #1) by Amitav Ghosh

Even though I’m wmitav much of a fan of stories having ghish parallel sub-plots based on different characters I always end up liking some more than the others, so feel bored when those less fortunate characters take up the space in the intervening chaptersGhosh made each of them so endearing that I was compelled to give them my fair share of notice individually. Ghosh enthusiasts would decidedly contradict this retort labeling my Machiavellian analysis as act of lunacy or vernacularism as this book was highly recommended by several ‘neighborhood bookworms’.

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The purpose of the voyage of the schooner Ibis was NOT to fight the 19th century’s opium wars. Each week, we present leading authors of fiction and nonfiction as they read from and discuss their work. Apr 26, Petra Eggs rated it really liked it Shelves: Several characters experience precipitous falls from grace and yet also find redemption.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Oof, it would be more helpful if all the words are included so ghosg readers wouldn’t miss any bit of dialogue.

Ghosh seems to have swallowed a dictionary and has given each character their own way of speaking. I think the rave reviews are deserved and that this book is a huge accomplishment. My enjoyment and rating of this novel really fluctuated from one chapter to the next.

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Immediately upon starting this novel, you are wrapped in the smells, the touch and the language of India. Ghosh is one of India’s best-known writers.

Amitav Ghosh has written for many publications, including the Hindu, The New Yorker and Granta, and he has served on the juries of several international film festivals, including Locarno and Venice. He begins in the villages of eastern Bihar with Deeti, soon to be widowed; her addicted husband, who works at the Ghowh opium factory pf Ghazipur; and Kalua, a low-caste carter of colossal strength and resource. There is a lack of atmosphere.

He blongi boat-bugger — no can learn ship-pijjin.