In An Antique Land

In An Antique Land

Book - 1994
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The author recounts his ten-year investigation into the life a twelfth-century Indian slave who lived in a remote corner of Egypt.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1994
Edition: 1st Vintage Departures ed
ISBN: 9780679727835
Branch Call Number: 962.02 Gh
962.02 GHO
Characteristics: 393 p. ; 21 cm


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Harriet_the_Spy Dec 16, 2016

A brilliant, uncategorizable book: part memoir and travelogue of Ghosh's time in Egypt as an anthropology doctoral student, part historical investigation of a 12th century family whose letters he finds in the archives. The two time periods and casts of characters comment on each other in unexpected ways, and it's hard not to be moved by the ways people reach out to each other across cultural chasms and eras.


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