This is not so much of review but a set of related book recommendations. I bought this book out of a bookstore having never heard of it or read about it. I liked the travelogue-like prologue where the author talks to a sufi mystic and broadly introduces us to what this book tries to achieve: To t... (more) History is written by the victors. And is rewritten by Amitav Ghosh. That has always been one of Amitav Ghosh's core themes. He takes overlooked historical narratives, turns them on their head and give the victims of the narrative, a voice. This has been true for his earlier novels like the hungr... (more) Short story published in personal blog: We Are Little Men
"In the small town of Tirunelveli, where everything arrived two years late, television was only the thing that was instant. So when Cable television networks first came to Tirunelveli, I naturally wanted to be a part of the distribution..."