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Shadow line as an educational book

Apr 17, 2017 12:23 PMRead (via Mobile)

A novel is any relatively long piece of written narrative fiction, normally in prose, and typically published as a book.This was an amazing book that left me blown away by the beautiful vivid storytelling, the insightful analytical commentary and the thought provoking message of the book....Read More

The emptiness of illusions

Jan 12, 2007 08:20 PMRead

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

A neat piece of good craftsmanship

May 06, 2006 03:07 AMRead

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

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Amitav ghosh's shadow lines

Mar 09, 2006 07:06 PMRead

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 AMRead

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

Books have been a source of knowledge for many centuries. There is atleast one book written on every single topic under the sun. Books are not only written to educate, they are written for leisure and even for the metamorphosis of the soul.There are a hundred categories to choose from when it comes to books.
Volcanoes of silence

Nov 17, 2005 08:36 PMRead

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 blackStretched to the point of no turning backA flight of fancy on ...Read More


Apr 29, 2005 11:39 PMRead

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


Apr 20, 2004 08:13 PMRead

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 PMRead

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 PMRead

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

Overall a good read!!

May 16, 2015 04:00 PMRead

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 AMRead

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

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