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Shadow Lines - Amitav Ghosh Reviews

ridhi10

chandigarh, India


129 Reviews

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Overall a good read!!

May 16, 2015 04:00 PM 753 Views

A good book is one which leads you to read another one, this book led me to read another books of Ghosh. The art of describing comes superbly to the author. The plot is simple and captures your interest till the end. The book provides great reading especially as the narrative moves back and f...Read More

Amitav Ghosh at it's best

May 07, 2015 03:12 AM 851 Views

Amitav Ghosh is an Indian author best known for his work in English fiction.Born in a bengali family in 1956 to a Colonel of Indian Armry and was educated in  The Doon School, St. Stephen's College, Delhi, Delhi University, India, the Delhi School of Economics and St Edmund Hall, Oxford, where h...Read More

lavienerose

Mumbai, India


1 Review



The emptiness of illusions

Jan 12, 2007 08:20 PM 5838 Views

When I first picked up the book, I realised that it was going to be a slow and steady cruising for me.But the novel , as such, picks up pace from the very start, you realise it much later, when ghosh gets into philosohical musings of his own.It s interesting to note that all though the novel you...Read More

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nabil

wisab, yemen


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A neat piece of good craftsmanship

May 06, 2006 03:07 AM 4573 Views

This is a good and worth reading novel in which the author has covered a wide range of themes and dealt with multiple subjects at once. the novel is typically brilliant in the psychoanalytic element and shows a careful and neat workmanship in this regard. it examines the insidious folds of the h...Read More

swatkat_13

Delhi, India


1 Review



Amitav ghosh's shadow lines

Mar 09, 2006 07:06 PM 8541 Views

Amitav Ghosh's Shadow Lines was published in 1988, four years after the sectarian violence that shook New Delhi in the aftermath of the Prime minister, Indira Gandhi's assassination. The narrative technique is fragmentary and an accumulation of the narrator's experiences in the form of memori...Read More

The best indian english novel

Dec 31, 2005 01:33 AM 4781 Views

It wouldnt be wrong if I call this novel a book of the urban youth of today's india.through the straight and simple narrative and the story and the characters, flows a tremendously deep and intense passion of the write that holds the readers attention strongly. the story is about a young boy(...Read More

Volcanoes of silence

Nov 17, 2005 08:36 PM 4236 Views

There is the silence of darkness around me…just finished reading shadow lines n it has stirred something deep inside me again…after so many years those questions are coming back to me?:) Into the distance, a ribbon of black Stretched to the point of no turning back A flight of fancy on ...Read More

aakanksha_m

delhi, india


1 Review



THE SHADOW LINES

Apr 29, 2005 11:39 PM 30661 Views

Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines deals with political freedom in the modern world, nationalism and the shadow lines we people draw between us and nations. The line we have drawn is an absurd illusion. It is also a source of terrifying violence like a partition of India into Pakistan and Hin...Read More

Wonderful!

Apr 20, 2004 08:13 PM 5406 Views

I owe a lot to Amitav Ghosh and The Shadow Lines. Being the first Indian English author and the first book in English written by an Indian respectively, they led me on to read many other titles by many other Indian authors, each of which I thoroughly enjoyed reading. I guess I am a regular so...Read More

Shadow Lines

Nov 06, 2003 07:21 PM 7428 Views

The novel ‘Shadow Lines’ (1988) by diasporic writer Amitav Ghosh and winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award (1989), makes for an interesting reading. It is a rather straightforward story, which follows the life of a young boy growing up in Calcutta and later on in Delhi and L...Read More

A technically brilliant novel

Mar 28, 2003 07:40 PM 8287 Views

The Shadow Lines is a wonderfully written text, and I could appreciate the use of language by the author. The plot has been well presented and everything has been tied very nicely. Stylistically, it is a very beautiful text. Thematically, the novel seems to be saying so many different things. ...Read More


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