Amitav Ghosh

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Great to see the cover of the Sinhala edition of 'The Glass Palace' ('Veeduru Maligawa' is the title in Sinhala). The translation is by Niluka Kadurugamuwa who is the Deputy High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in New Delhi. instagram.com/p/CS7Va7_l7_E/…
So now, Modi Govt will grow, environmentally ruinous oil-palm plantations in Andamans, based on a "disputed" report, which was more about agri suitability of oil palms in Andamans & which was not an ecological study. Countries r stopping oil palm production, & we r encouraging it
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This whole thread is spot on about both the ideological delusions that led us into the Afghan debacle, and the festival of hypocrisy, bad faith and hysteria of the critics of the current wind-down. twitter.com/drvolts/status…
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Partha Chatterjee channels Charvaka: There are no ancient nations anywhere in the world...I will show you that this is merely a conventional idea, a samskār. scroll.in/article/100338…
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Great interview by @Anand_Gopal_ on the present situation in Afghanistan and how it came about. theintercept.com/podcasts/
This ancient olive tree "really is a living being that underwent serious trauma.” There is something moving and hopeful about the way that climate change is forcing humans to recognize the personhood & vitality of other beings. nyti.ms/3mtqLip
Thank you, @IndianExpress, for these wonderful words as we go about in our quest to bridge the gap between the English reader and classics of Indian literature, with translations and events around them. #inthenews #indiannovelscollective @shreedaisy @Ashwanitiss @speakingtiger14
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This conversation between @ryangrim and @Anand_Gopal_ is absolutely essential listening if you somehow haven’t fully processed just how much of a disaster the war in Afghanistan was, virtually from the start theintercept.com/2021/08/21/dec…
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A friend just sent this disturbing picture (below right) of the Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador. Shocking how little snow there is compared to the last time I saw it. More proof that fossil fuels are lethal to our planet.
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I finished this last night as well and it is a luminous work in every way. twitter.com/GhoshAmitav/st…
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Ce weekend, un entretien (aoc.media/?p=76648) et les premières pages de «Gun Island», roman à découvrir chez @ActesSud, dans la traduction de Myriam Bellehigue, d'Amitav Ghosh @GhoshAmitav. aoc.media/?p=76800
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Agreed! I also read and enjoyed this book recently. Recommend it. twitter.com/ghoshamitav/st…
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@GhoshAmitav a new french review of Un océan de pavots on Babelio : "Une épopée dans l'Inde coloniale de la fin du XIXè siècle ravagée par la culture et le commerce de l'opium qui transforme radicalement et appauvrit les paysans indiens. Amitav Gosh fa... babelio.com/livres/Ghosh-U…
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Local sources confirm that militia led by Abdul Hameed Dadgar has captured Pul-e-Hesar district in Baghlan province. Fighting is also reported in Deh Salah, Banu and Andarab. Visuals confirm that militias did indeed captured some area. #Afghanistan
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NYC was hit by historic rainfall: In Central Park, 1.94 inches of rain fell between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. Saturday, the most in a single hour at that location “since record keeping began” in the 19th century. nytimes.com/live/2021/08/2…
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The director of the National Museum of Afghanistan explains how he has, so far, managed to keep safe the thousands of years of archaeological artefacts during the first week of the return of the Taliban that turned Kabul into a lawless city thewire.in/south-asia/afg…
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The decision to 'give' the Chittagong Hill Tracts region to then East Pakistan, now Bangladesh, during Partition has had long-lasting effects on the community. | @Tanmoy_cborty thewire.in/politics/why-c…
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I've lost track of how many of these stories have now popped up on my timeline - right-wing shock jocks, pastors, state legislators, etc, who denied Covid, mocked masks, lied about the vaccines, etc, and are now... dead. It's crazy. twitter.com/RollingStone/s…
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The sheer sound of the rain caused by the outer bands of # henrihurricane in Brooklyn tonight is pretty impressive. Reminded me of this song youtu.be/Gu2pVPWGYMQ
"in sheer magnitude, no Covid-19 catastrophe matches India’s." twitter.com/sandeeprtweets…
Racism is one of the reasons why we are failing to get a handle on climate change. In three ways, American racism gets in the way of policies to address global warming. snyder.substack.com/p/racial-clima…
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From a historian’s perspective, it’s stunning to watch the press pillory the president who extracted America from a 20-year war in what was always going to be, eventually, a messy exit. Little mention of Messrs. Bush, Obama, Trump. Like blaming Vietnam on Gerald Ford.
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Just finished @ayadakhtar's 'Homeland Elegies' and am agog with admiration. The writing is wonderfully supple, and he has an amazing ability to tell compelling, nuanced and conflicted stories about difficult themes like religion, migration and exile. Must read.
A powerful account of a months-long journey through Afghanistan that took .@kanika0509 from kite-flying contests in lilac-covered spring meadows to the Taliban’s recapture of Kabul. asia.nikkei.com/Politics/Inter…
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Shahzia Sikander’s work is extraordinary. ✨ “Are you Muslim, Pakistani, artist, painter, Asian, Asian American, or what?” The answer, clearly, is yes — all of these, and an endless number of other things besides. nytimes.com/2021/08/19/art…
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“Afghanistan war neocons like George W. Bush would like you to know this isn't their fault” from ⁦@maxbergernbcnews.com/think/opinion/…
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While waiting to converse with @GhoshAmitav on @LeThinnai on October 1st, you can go to his book signing event in Paris.
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@Elvira_Rizz @Franco32656300 @SimoneMoriOff @renestrano @MangoniRenata @AlbertoLetizia2 @LiaPomponio @lamonicamaggi Elvira, visto che non so mai cosa mettere se mi chiedono un libro che mi piace particolarmente, metto quello che sto leggendo oggi. Va bene uguale?😁k
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@Ask_Librarian @SimoneMoriOff @renestrano @MangoniRenata @AlbertoLetizia2 @LiaPomponio @lamonicamaggi @GhoshAmitav 😊 io di@GhoshAmitavv ho letto Il palazzo degli specchi (Romanzo epico, indimenticabile affresco di un secolo di storia nelle ex colonie britanniche, Il palazzo degli specchi è una delle rare opere in cui si schiude «l’incanto di mondi lontani» - The Times)J
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Personalising the ‘silent killer’ hot spells could raise awareness in time to avert loss of life and property, say scientists. ⁦@HelenaSmithGDNtheguardian.com/world/2021/aug…
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"The tragedy is not that the War on Terror crowded out better projects. The tragedy is that the better projects were never on the agenda of power at all. The tragedy is that the one thing that those with power and influence could agree on was war-fighting." Must read. twitter.com/adam_tooze/sta…
This @saletan essay is a damning indictment of Mike Pompeo’s role in aiding the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan. slate.com/news-and-polit…
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#Grace now has 80 mph winds and #Henri has 70 mph winds. The last time that the Atlantic had two 70+ mph named storms simultaneously this far west in the Atlantic (west of 67.5°W) this early in the calendar year (by August 18) was in 1901. #hurricane
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#Henri's arrival in New England will coincide with a full moon on Sunday. This combination could bring higher tides and more widespread coastal flooding than during a different lunar phase
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The cone of #Henri has shifted. New York City now is under a Tropical Storm Watch and a significant storm surge event is possible stretching up to the Cape. Our crews are in the studio and the field ready to bring you the latest on this system.
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Good interview with author @GhoshAmitav (in French) - the climate crisis is a crisis of our culture and our imagination - aoc.media/entretien/2021…
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For Defiant Afghans, National Flag Has Become A Symbol Of Resistance Against Taliban thefridaytimes.com/for-defiant-af…
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#Henri is expected to slow to a crawl just as it's making landfall in New England. This is exceptionally rare, and has major ramifications with impacts. The NHC forecast has Henri moving around 5 to 6kts over Rhode Island. The *slowest on record* for a hurricane there is 26kt.
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Rain has fallen on the summit of Greenland’s huge ice cap for the first time on record. Temps are normally well below freezing on the 3,216-metre peak. The rain fell during three exceptionally hot days in when temps were 18C higher than average in places. theguardian.com/world/2021/aug…
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#Henri won’t be that classic, fast-moving New England hurricane. It’ll be crawling through for a couple days. Like in those past hurricanes, trees will fall and storm surge and waves will come ashore, but over longer duration, and it’ll also rain more with big inland flood risk.
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1/3 Dangerous storm surge inundation & hurricane conditions are possible beginning Sunday due to #Henri in portions of Long Island, CT, RI, & southeastern MA, where a Storm Surge Watch & Hurricane Watch are in effect. Follow advice given by local officials.
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Prepare NOW for #Henri. If you live in the Northeast, have a power outage plan in place. Tropical storm, hurricane, and storm surge watches are now active. We’re LIVE with what you need to know.
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The leaders of 19 Opposition Parties, call upon the people of India to rise to the occasion to defend our secular, democratic republican order with all our might. Save India today, so that we can change it for a better tomorrow. Jai Hind!
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Central Asia Heat Wave:This tremendous heat wave in Central Asia is reaching its peak with record breaking temperatures above 40C in Russia above latitude 50N.The 39.2C at Yelabuga (55N) is a new all time record:an absolutely exceptional value for August 20th at that latitude.
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This is so frustrating: will @jokowi Government cancel these concessions. To destroy peatlands with extremely high carbon is a criminal act- and these Companies should be held accountable news.mongabay.com/2021/08/indone…
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We love good #books. Just look how satisfying these ones are. Next week sees the launch of @PenguinClassics Green Ideas: 20 books ft. Robin Wall Kimmerer, Rachel Carson @NaomiAKlein @JeLovelock @michaelpollan @GhoshAmitav @WangariMaathai & more. Read the rainbow. Save the planet.
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