He is an Indian anthropologist, writer and journalist, and one of the key figures of contemporary Indian literature.
He is considered one of the greatest living Indian writers and was born in Calcutta in 1956. He grew up in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, and studied at Oxford. He currently divides his time between his hometown and New York. His favourite issues, which often feature in his speeches, are anthropology, climate change and the environment, as well as the political and social culture of modern India and South East Asia. His books have been translated into more than thirty languages and he contributes to newspapers and magazines such as The New Yorker, The New Republic and The New York Times. The following books are available in Italy, published by Neri Pozza: The Hungry Tide, Incendiary Circumstances, The Glass Palace, Sea of Poppies, The Calcutta Chromosome, In an Antique Land, The Shadow Lands, River of Smoke, Flood of Fire, The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable, and Gun Island.
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