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In an Antique Land

(1992)
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In the 1980s Amitav Ghosh moved into a converted chicken coop. It was on the roof of a house in Lataifa, a tiny village in Egypt. During the day he poured over medieval letters sent to India from Cairo by Arab merchants. In the evenings he shut out the bellowing of his fat landlord by turning up the volume of his transistor radio and wrote stories based on what he had seen in the village.

The story of Khamees the Rat, the notorious impotent (already twice married); of Zaghloul the weaver determined to travel to India on a donkey; of one-eyed Mohammad, so obsessed with a girl that he spent nights kneeling outside her window to listen to the sound of her breathing; of Amm 'Taha, part-time witch, always ready to cast a spell for a little extra money; and, of course, the story of Amitav Ghosh himself, known in the village as the Indian doctor, the uncircumcised, cow-worshipping kaffir who would not convert to Islam.

This book is the story of Amitav Ghosh's decade of intimacy with the village community. Mixing conversation and research, imagination and scholarship, it is also a charged, eccentric history of the special relationship between two countires, Egypt and India, through nearly ten centuries of parochialism and sympathy, bigotry and affection.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: In an Antique Land
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 0-670-08191-4 / 978-0-670-08191-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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October 1994 : USA Hardback
Title: In an Antique Land
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 0-517-13066-1 / 978-0-517-13066-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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March 1993 : USA Hardback
Title: In An Antique Land
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 0-394-58368-X / 978-0-394-58368-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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December 1992 : USA Hardback
Title: In an Antique Land
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 0-02-516003-6 / 978-0-02-516003-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: South Asia Books
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October 1992 : UK Hardback
Title: In an Antique Land
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 0-14-014203-7 / 978-0-14-014203-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books / Granta
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Paperback Editions

January 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: In An Antique Land
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 1-84708-194-0 / 978-1-84708-194-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
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January 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: In an Antique Land
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 0-14-341794-0 / 978-0-14-341794-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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April 1998 : UK Paperback
Title: In an Antique Land
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 1-86207-120-9 / 978-1-86207-120-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
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January 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: In An Antique Land
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 0-14-306649-8 / 978-0-14-306649-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: SAB
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May 2000 : Paperback
Title: In an Antique Land
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 817530040X / 978-8175300408
Publisher: Permanent Black
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February 1994 : UK Paperback
Title: In an Antique Land
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 0-14-014017-4 / 978-0-14-014017-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books / Granta
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March 1994 : USA Paperback
Title: In an Antique Land: History in the Guise of a Traveler's Tale
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 0-679-72783-3 / 978-0-679-72783-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

August 2015 : USA MP3 CD
Title: In an Antique Land: History in the Guise of a Traveler's Tale
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 1-5012-8076-7 / 978-1-5012-8076-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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July 2010 : USA Audio CD
Title: In an Antique Land: History in the Guise of a Traveler's Tale
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 1-4418-3500-8 / 978-1-4418-3500-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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July 2010 : USA Audio CD
Title: In an Antique Land: History in the Guise of a Traveler's Tale
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 1-4418-3501-6 / 978-1-4418-3501-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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July 2010 : USA MP3 CD
Title: In an Antique Land: History in the Guise of a Traveler's Tale
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 1-4418-3502-4 / 978-1-4418-3502-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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July 2010 : USA MP3 CD
Title: In an Antique Land: History in the Guise of a Traveler's Tale
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 1-4418-3503-2 / 978-1-4418-3503-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

January 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: In An Antique Land
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
Publisher: Granta Books
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July 2011 : USA Kindle edition
Title: In an Antique Land: History in the Guise of a Traveler's Tale (Vintage Departures)
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
Publisher: Vintage
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