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Amitav Ghosh

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Amitav Ghosh is a distinguished Indian writer and the winner of Indias highest literary award, the 54th Jnanpith, in 2018. He is regarded as one of the leading contemporary English writers in India for his outstanding contribution towards literature. In his novels, he uses complex narrative strategies to investigate the character of a nation and the personal identities of the people of India and Southeast Asia. [2]Britannica.After completing his post-graduation in 1978, he got his first job at the Indian Express newspaper in New Delhi. In 1986, he received a doctorate at Oxford University before publishing his first novel The Circle of Reason around the same year.Amitav Ghosh holds four doctorate degrees and won two Lifetime Achievement awards from the government of India. In 2007, he was awarded the highest honour of India, the Padma Shri, by the President of India. In 2010, Amitav Ghosh, along with Margaret Atwood, won the Dan David prize jointly.In 2011, Amitav was the first English-language writer who received the Grand Prix Award of the Blue Metropolis Festival in Montreal, Canada. In 2019, Amitav Ghosh was regarded as the most important global thinker of the preceding decennial by the Foreign Policy magazine, an American news publication. [3]Amitav Ghosh.During his school days at the all-boys boarding school, The Doon School in Dehradun, India, the renowned Indian author Vikram Seth and historian Ram Guha were his peers. Amitav frequently contributed to The Doon School Weekly by writing his poetry and fiction content in it. While at school, Amitav and the historian Ram Guha founded the magazine History Times. Young Amitav at School.In 1982, while pursuing the Doctor of Philosophy in social anthropology at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University, Amitav received the Inlaks Foundation scholarship. This scholarship was provided to Amitav by Peter Lienhardt, a British social anthropologist. [4]The Times of India Around the same year, Amitav submitted his thesis titled Kinship in relation to economic and social organization in an Egyptian village community to Oxford University.In 1999, as a Distinguished Professor in Comparative literature, Amitav Ghosh joined the faculty at Queens University, University in Kingston, Canada. Since 2005, Amitav has also been honoured as a visiting professor at the English department of Harvard University, Massachusetts. In 2009, Amitav Ghosh was selected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He was also included in the Ford Foundations Art of Change fellowship in 2015.In 2001, Ghosh withdrew his novel The Glass Palace from the Commonwealth Writers Prize. The reason behind the withdrawal of his book from the Commonwealth Writers Competition was that the content of his book was classified as commonwealth literature when the award was only open to the books written in English. [5]The Guardian.Reportedly, Amitav Ghosh, along with his wife, Deborah Baker, and two children, Lila and Nayan, lives in New York. Deborah Baker is the senior editor at Little, Brown and Company, an American publisher, and she was the author of the book In Extremis: The Life of Laura Riding (1993) that was the Laura Riding biography.In 2013, Amitav published his book The Shadow Lines which led him to win the Sahitya Akademi Award. His novel The Shadow Lines elucidated The roots of the communal violence that have spread widely and immensely in the minds and psyche of the Indian subcontinent. [6]Rajnishmishravns.

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