Quote by: Amitav Ghosh

How had it happened that when choosing the men and women who were to be torn from this subjugated plain, the hand of destiny had stayed so far inland, away from the busy coastlines, to alight on the people who were, of all, the most stubbornly rooted in the silt of the Ganga, in a soil that had to be sown with suffering to yield its crop of story and song? It was as if fate had thrust its fist through the living flesh of the land in order to tear away a piece of its stricken heart.

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Author Bio

  • NameAmitav Ghosh
  • DescriptionIndian writer
  • BornJuly 11, 1956
  • CountryIndia
  • ProfessionWriter; Novelist
  • WorksThe Glass Palace; Sea Of Poppies; River Of Smoke
  • AwardsPadma Shri; Sahitya Akademi Award