The terror of Partition is signified in Bengali cinema, literature and songs through the works of Ritwik Ghatak, Amitav Ghosh, Jibanananda Das and Taslima Nasreen.
Imperceptible rise in sea levels and changes in weather patterns is making Mumbai and the west coast of India more vulnerable to severe cyclonic storms.
Bob Dylan may have won the literature Nobel, but let’s not forget the great Bengali poet and performer who inspired countless others.
In one stroke, certain stretches of Mumbai’s seafront have been re-designated as “bays” , allowing for the construction of skyscrapers and towers close to the coastline
On this special episode, renowned author Amitav Ghosh talks about the lack of urgency in addressing climate change issues and its very serious repercussions.
By catering to an affluent community cut off from the reality of the poor, the South Asian literary community hides the true costs of climate change.
‘When you actually have a different genre for climate change fiction, it becomes something separate that is not connected with the seriousness of everyday life. But it is absolutely integrated into our everyday life.’
In a slim volume, the celebrated author asks fundamental questions about the role of literature in confronting the greatest challenge of our times: climate change.
As climate change makes a greater impact on the lives of people, Omair Ahmad looks at how the writers of Asia have portrayed water.
The Wire carried articles on a spectrum of issues impacting science, addressing questions on everything from sexism and publishing woes to public policy and particle physics.
Opium, Amitav Ghosh suggests, was the substance that created the modern world, and he has told its epic story.
In all likelihood, we will hear in the days to come the shrill rhetoric of Turkish nationalism and anti-Kurd pronouncements much more than at any time in the recent past.
With Flood of Fire Amitav Ghosh brings a historical saga to a purposeful close
The first time Amitav Ghosh and Shivshankar Menon shared a platform was when they wrote pieces for the launch of The Wire. On Wednesday, they came together to discuss Ghosh’s Flood of Fire before a packed audience in Delhi.