The celebrated Indian author Amitav Ghosh is in UAE for the Sharjah International Book Fair. If you wish to see and hear him then mark your diary for Thursday, November 13, 8;30 pm when he speaks at the Sharjah Book Fair. His latest book is The Circle of Reason.
A saga of flight and pursuit, this novel chronicles the adventures of Alu, a young master weaver who is wrongly suspected of being a terrorist. Chased from Bengal to Bombay and on through the Persian Gulf to North Africa by a bird-watching police inspector, Alu encounters along the way a cast of characters as various and as colorful as the epithets with which the author adorns them. The reader is drawn into their lives by incidents tender and outrageousand all compellingly told. Ghosh is as natural a weaver of words as Alu is of cloth, deftly interlacing humor and wisdom to produce a narrative tapestry of surpassing beauty.