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3.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 5 3.70 (27 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Amitav Ghosh Narrator: Raj Varma Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2010 ISBN:
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Opening in Calcutta in the 1960s, Ghosh's radiant second novel follows two families - one English, one Bengali - as their lives intertwine in tragic and comic ways. The narrator, Indian-born and English educated, traces events back and forth in time, through years of Bengali partition and violence, observing the ways in which political events invade private lives.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie | 2/18/2014

    " I loved this book. The story structure is well done though it can be a little confusing at first. The events and revelations all take place at just the right time to really have an impact on the reader. Not to mention the way it deals with the lines between the public and the political. Would definitely recommend this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gargi Talukder | 2/14/2014

    " An utterly satisfying book, like a good meal in a favorite restaurant with a good friend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glenna Barlow | 2/7/2014

    " this book was less a novel than a collection of imagined memories that meandered in and out of different times and places (as i suppose most memories do). even without the driving narrative of a traditional plot, this book remained captivating, which is a credit to the prowess of ghosh as an author. and his sense of voice was spot on, perfectly capturing the fickle sentiments of children/adolescents. i'm excited to read more from him. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandhya | 2/7/2014

    " Amitav Ghosh's attempt to bring together one's personal sense of identity with the public isn't entirely successful and there's a vagueness, a certain lack of cohesiveness in the narrative that leaves one unsatisfied. The first 40 pages or so, where Amitav describes his modest household in Calcutta where his grandmom rules with an iron hand are beautifully described and there's a certain nestling charm to these portions. These are parts that are truly top notch but somehow the story just slips from here onand goes into terrains that don't even seem to belong to the same book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anurag | 2/1/2014

    " An exceptional book; shows prolific writing skills of Amitav Ghosj "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 George Zarubin | 1/29/2014

    " Ghosh uses incredibly descriptive language and memories to stage this story... After 60 pages I almost put it down to start all over and sort things out, but I read to the mournful end... Fascinating tale about a family that crossed from Bangladesh into India. Good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adiemoz | 1/27/2014

    " This is the book I compare with all other Colonial-India books. One of my favorites. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 1/26/2014

    " I must agree with Sandybanks review, the plot is quite confusing and the only engrossing character is the grand-mother who plays the main role in this narrative. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deepti | 1/18/2014

    " Too involved and complicated. After I finished dragging myself through it, I thought maybe it wasn't all that bad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rupertt Wind | 12/28/2013

    " The book merges time and space together and lets the distinction fade, and as ghosts take us to England and Calcutta through the lives of distinctive individuals. The story of people, across generations, thast what Amitav Ghosh's The Shadow Line is. A true retrospective to another world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ritabrata Chatterjee | 11/5/2013

    " In my opinion the story didn't interest me, the storytelling did. The style was quite experimental to move back and forth in space and time. But otherwise the base story was in a way predictable and neither interesting nor enlightening. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Madeleine | 11/1/2013

    " I wasn't all that crazy about this at the start and then all of a sudden halfway through I couldn't stop reading it. I definitely want to read more of Ghosh's books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sumedha Jain | 8/9/2013

    " The author probably takes time to shape his characters, but the climax is emotionally consuming..amazing story weaving, especially the description of cities and their intricate details.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chakrapani Dutta | 7/26/2013

    " very good buk....littl confusin though...bt its unlike anythin i hv read before...aptly named shadoe lines "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rohit Yadav | 5/28/2013

    " SEARCH FOR AN IDENTITY IS WHAT HAS BEEN REFLECTED IN THE NOVEL REMARKABLY WELL "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shivani | 3/24/2013

    " superb...amazing book ! includes such minute details ! loved it totally ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debanjan | 8/2/2012

    " Still date my favorite from the other Mr. Ghosh. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Akin | 3/31/2012

    " I bought this book after reading Incendiary Circumstances, which I loved. This however was bit slow and boring for me, never did get to finish. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shom Biswas | 2/15/2012

    " This is a fragile, delicate, beautiful thing, this book. Turn the pages with care. Be gentle. And re-read, dear reader. Like I would. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ritabrata | 5/23/2011

    " In my opinion the story didn't interest me, the storytelling did. The style was quite experimental to move back and forth in space and time. But otherwise the base story was in a way predictable and neither interesting nor enlightening. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 5/20/2011

    " I wasn't quite sure what to think of this. Overall I enjoyed the writing, the stories and the characters-I think what was slightly off putting was the structure of the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deepti | 5/12/2011

    " Too involved and complicated. After I finished dragging myself through it, I thought maybe it wasn't all that bad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kumar | 4/2/2011

    " good novel.. leaves you wanting to know more about Tridib.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mariana | 8/31/2010

    " Cultures collide and humans die, never guessing the tragedy of a stray remark or an untimely kiss. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 George | 8/2/2010

    " Ghosh uses incredibly descriptive language and memories to stage this story... After 60 pages I almost put it down to start all over and sort things out, but I read to the mournful end... Fascinating tale about a family that crossed from Bangladesh into India. Good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dharmendra | 6/17/2010

    " Awesomely written book. The way story unfolds is really brilliant. Glad that I read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chakrapani | 2/17/2010

    " very good buk....littl confusin though...bt its unlike anythin i hv read before...aptly named shadoe lines "

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About the Author
Author Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta in 1956 and raised and educated in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Iran, Egypt, India, and the United Kingdom, where he received his PhD in social anthropology from Oxford. Acclaimed for fiction, travel writing, and journalism, his books include The Circle of Reason, The Shadow Lines, In an Antique Land, and Dancing in Cambodia. His previous novel, The Glass Palace, was an international bestseller that sold more than a half-million copies in Britain. Recently published there, The Hungry Tide has been sold for translation in twelve foreign countries and is also a bestseller abroad. Ghosh has won France’s Prix Medici Etranger, India’s prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and the Pushcart Prize. He now divides his time between Harvard University, where he is a visiting professor, and his homes in India and Brooklyn, New York.