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Flood of fire, Amitav Ghosh

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Flood of fire
Title
Flood of fire
Statement of responsibility
Amitav Ghosh
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Language
eng
Summary
  • It is 1839 and tension has been rapidly mounting between China and British India following the crackdown on opium smuggling by Beijing. With no resolution in sight, the colonial government declares war. One of the vessels requisitioned for the attack, the Hind, travels eastwards from Bengal to China, sailing into the midst of the First Opium War. The turbulent voyage brings together a diverse group of travellers, each with their own agenda to pursue. Among them is Kesri Singh, a sepoy in the East India Company who leads a company of Indian sepoys; Zachary Reid, an impoverished young sailor searching for his lost love, and Shireen Modi, a determined widow en route to China to reclaim her opium-trader husband's wealth and reputation
  • It is 1839 and tension has been rapidly mounting between China and British India following the crackdown on opium smuggling by Beijing. With no resolution in sight, the colonial government declares war. One of the vessels requisitioned for the attack, the Hind, travels eastwards from Bengal to China, sailing into the midst of the First Opium War. The turbulent voyage brings together a diverse group of travellers, each with their own agenda to pursue. Among them is Kesri Singh, a sepoy in the East India Company who leads a company of Indian sepoys; Zachary Reid, an impoverished young sailor searching for his lost love, and Shireen Modi, a determined widow en route to China to reclaim her opium-trader husband's wealth and reputation. Flood of Fire follows a varied cast of characters from India to China, through the outbreak of the First Opium War and China's devastating defeat, to Britain's seizure of Hong Kong. Flood of Fire is a thrillingly realised and richly populated novel, imbued with a wealth of historical detail, suffused with the magic of place and plotted with verve
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DEBSZ
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Ibis trilogy
Series volume
3
Flood of fire, Amitav Ghosh
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Flood of fire, Amitav Ghosh
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Carrier category code
nc
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Contents
One of the vessels requisitioned for the attack, the Hind, travels eastwards from Bengal to China, sailing into the midst of the First Opium War. The turbulent voyage brings together a diverse group of travellers, each with their own agenda to pursue. A thrillingly realized and richly populated novel, imbued with a wealth of historical detail, suffused with the magic of place and plotted with verve. A beautiful novel in its own right, and a compelling conclusion to an epic and sweeping story - it is nothing short of a masterpiece
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24 cm.
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Extent
616 pages
Isbn
9780719569005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)908987228
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