The talk will feature the author and his personal journey. All his books have looked at colonization, trade and climate change. He is a true representative of someone who has changed the narrative.
Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta and grew up in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. He studied in Delhi, Oxford and Alexandria and is the author of The Circle of Reason, The Shadow Lines, In An Antique Land, Dancing in Cambodia, The Calcutta Chromosome, The Glass Palace, The Hungry Tide, and The Ibis Trilogy, consisting of Sea of Poppies, River of Smoke and Flood of Fire. The Great Derangement; Climate Change and the Unthinkable, a work of non-fiction, appeared in 2016. Gun Island, was released in September 2019. Ghosh’s first-ever book in verse, Jungle Nama: A Story of the Sundarban, was published February 2021. His latest book, The Nutmeg’s Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis, was released in October 2021.
Raghu Karnad is an author and journalist, and a recipient of a 2019 Windham-Campbell Prize from Yale University. He is a chief of bureau at theWire.in, and independent news website he helped to found in 2015. He is also the author of Farthest Field: An Indian Story of the Second World War (2015), which received the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar in 2016. His reporting and essays have been published in the Guardian, Granta, n+1, the New York Times and online at the New Yorker and the Atlantic.