Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta and grew up in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. He studied in Delhi, Oxford and Alexandria. His most recent novel The Nutmeg’s Curse was published in October 2021. He 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, and the non-fiction work The Great Derangement; Climate Change and the Unthinkable, all of which have won multiple awards.
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