The Shadow Lines

The Shadow Lines (Paperback)

By Amitav Ghosh 
Publisher: Penguin
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0143066560
EAN: 9780143066569
No. of Pages: 288
Publish Date: 2009-04-10
Binding: Paperback
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As a young boy, Amitav Ghosh's narrator travels across time through the tales of those around him, traversing the unreliable planes of memory, unmindful of physical, political and chronological borders. But as he grows older, he is haunted by a seemingly random act of violence. Bits and pieces of stories, both half-remembered and imagined, come together in his mind until he arrives at an intricate, interconnected picture of the world where borders and boundaries mean nothing, mere shadow lines that we draw dividing people and nations.

Out of a complex web of memories, relationships and images, Amitav Ghosh builds an intensely vivid, funny and moving story. Exposing the idea of the nation state as an illusion, an arbitrary dissection of people, Ghosh depicts the absurd manner in which your home can suddenly become your enemy.

Winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award

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Title: The Shadow Lines
Publisher: Penguin
Author: Amitav Ghosh
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0143066560
EAN: 9780143066569
No. of Pages: 288
Publish Date: 2009-04-10
Binding: Paperback

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By utkarsh, 2008-12-02 22:49:14.0

AMITAV GHOSH IN HIS FIRST NARRATIVE TECHNIQUE EXPRESES THAT"PRESENT IS IN CURRENT WITH THE PRESENT". IN GHOSH'S NOVEL TRIDIB IS SHOWED AS AN ICONOCLASTIC PERSON AND NARRATOR HIMSELF TRIES TO ESCAPE FROM BORDER BETWEEN ONESELF ONE'S IMAGE IN THE MIRROR THROUGH HIS DESIRE.

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