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  1. says:

    Amitav Ghosh narrates the stories of strife, war, hope and disaster with a childlike honesty and an inquisitive observer s tone His essays describe militancy in Cambodia, military rule and insurgency in Burma, the aftermath of the tsunami in Andaman Nicobar and a short article on WTC disaster These are first person narrations I admire his courage to travel into these areas of conflict to get a grasp of the situation on the ground.Authors journalists who have traveled far and wide bring a unique texture and depth to the narrative He reminds me of George Orwell in than one ways This is just my second Amitav Ghosh book and I am already hooked to his writing thumbs up


  2. says:

    The first two chapters are about Cambodia I really like the way he connected Pol Pot and the King Sisowath The way he bind these two significant figures are very gentle but also very touching After I visited Killing Field in Cambodia, I have a strong feeling about the country but I never thought to trace the Pol Pot Reading these 2 chapters brought me back my memories of the country and I feel so soothing The 3rd chapter is about my country so I felt connected and also I felt like I am watching an old movie I shed tears when I was reading this chapter I felt the agony of the insurgent and the student leaders The promise that Daw Su had pledged was like a joke now She did hold the power now but we are nowhere near the reconciliation It is sad and painful for me because aren t we all have high hope and expectations of NLD The 4th chapter reminds me of my own country cyclone called Nargis The situations are like carbon copy The last chapter hits me well too because it s about 9 11 Aren t we all remember that day Out of 4 countries Amitav mentioned, I had been to lived 3 countries Therefore the book touch my heart deeply My first book for 2018 is very interesting after all


  3. says:

    This could well have been a 4 starrer, had it not been for the egotistic piece on Burma where Ghosh goes on with a yawn inducing experience on insurgency Having said that, the other essays on Cambodia and Angkor Wat were stupendous to say the least I must agree that this book has enabled me with a lot of new information on South East Asian politics, especially the creepy times of Pol Pot regime in Cambodia and the events following the assassination of General Aung San in Burma.Good Read.


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    Dancing in Cambodia At Large in Burma, Amitav GhoshI chanced upon one of Amitav Ghosh s non fictional writings titled, The Ghosts of Mrs Gandhi, in the last book that I finished reading Quite unfamiliar with Ghosh s non fictional flair, I was immediately drawn to the text because of its literary value as well as its quotidian relevance in communally divided India So I picked up Dancing in Cambodia to taste a little of Ghosh s personal narration, and yes, I m not disappointed with the ingredients that enriches the essays.Ghosh is a writer most importantly a scholarly writer who does a thorough background research before taking to his writing desk The Ibis Trilogy, The Hungry Tide and The Shadow Lines are cases in point Dancing in Cambodia, though non fictional in its structural narrative, is not an exception in this regard Ghosh sheds light on a fascinating new territory, delves deep into the contours of the region s history and comments on the socio political configuration of the countries by collecting oral narratives of individuals who have experienced the tortuous path that the human civilisation has taken in their land Ghosh as a writer has his strategies As a diasporic writer, he introduces his idea in a manner that prompts theoretical discussion Take for example the behaviour of King Sisowath and her Princess when they visited France the land of their colonial master They appear to be mimic man , who are white but not quite Their desire to emulate the colonials, not only their daily lifestyle but also their structuring of statecraft, makes an interesting departure from the ideas of decolonisation, dominating the aboriginal thought pattern of South Asia In the first essay Dancing in Cambodia , Ghosh notes that revolution, in its truest form, entails sacrificing innocent blood The Pol Plot revolution that shook the very foundation of Cambodia was a bloody affair that relegates the middle class to the fringes Art or the traditional dance of Cambodia went a long way to maintain stability after the long drawn days of revolution The human dimension of dance as an art form, and its emphatic role in shaping the nationalistic aspiration of the Cambodian people, is wonderfully depicted by Ghosh He champions the joy of living over the grief of survival during the tormenting years of social change The second essay is in compliance with the first, as Ghosh unearths stories that remained embedded in the lost years of Angkor Wat The days of Pol Plot revolution wrecked havoc in Cambodia so much so that the majority of the populace inconsolably suffered Retrieval of dance as an art and the symbolic significance of Angkor Wat are of immense significance for Cambodia s future endeavour in the league of nations.In the third essay, Ghosh takes us to Burma, one of India s eastern neighbours He focuses on Suu Kyi, the leader who took it upon herself to combat the military dominated government of Burma Suu Kyi s political growth, her house arrest for fifteen years and her determination in the face of institutionalised war are recorded with child like simplicity Moreover, the ethnic diversity of Burma that led to the demand of minority community for sovereignty and autonomy is highlighted at the last essay with reference to the struggle of Karenni.At the same time, one understands that Ghosh nurtures a soft corner for the people of Cambodia and Burma He is concerned with the peoples movements that had thwarted the authoritarian regime of both these countries He idealizes these commonplace men and women, and he seems enthralled by the struggle that ordinary individuals took forward, making a simple man a political hero, ready to take up arms Ghosh is not unbiased he is opinionated Perhaps that is the only criticism of Ghosh s politics as a writer.


  5. says:

    One of Amitav Ghosh s few works in the non fiction genre, this is a collection of five essays composed in a narrative journalism style The first one is a brief outline of Cambodia s political history since the beginning of the 20th century, chronicling events that resulted in the Khmer Rouge s communist revolutionary Pol Pot s capture of power, describing the hardships during his genocidal regime and how slowly by the end of the century things have taken a positive turn Another essay is an interesting take on Cambodia s Angkor Wat Temple how its omnipresent display across the country in numerous forms, speaks of it as being a mascot of the country s modernization process.The other essay is on Burma s ill fated connection with continuous political unrest, even after being granted freedom from British rule in 1947 just like India It includes interviews with several leaders, like the well known Aung San Suu Kyi, how she championed the causes of the Burmese democratic voices, carrying forward the legacy of her heroic father the leaders of the minority communities which are still fighting a lost war for autonomy, etc Another one is about the Andaman Nicobar Islands subtle alienation from the mainland, both geographically and politically, and how this was starkly visible during the relief programs of Tsunami attack in 2004.In all, not a very emotion stirring narration, but it does expose the reader, in a brief length, to the hardships that have fogged these places and that too in a very recent history I found the description about Suu kyi s life the most prominent At one point, while discussing about the meetings that she used to conduct at her house periodically during her house arrest, Ghosh, who had himself studied with her at Oxford, remarks Her gateside meetings, I d noticed, were attended by dozens of foreigners Only a few were reporters and journalists most were tourists and travelers They were people like me, members of the world s vast, newspaper reading middle class, people who took it for granted that there are no heroes among us But Suu Kyi had proved us wrong She lived the same line of life, attended the same classes, read the same books and magazines, got into the same arguments And she had shown us that the apparently soft and yielding world of books and words could sometimes forge a very fine line of steel.


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    What is exciting to me is reading stories of when an author has actually met up with old Burmese residents who were there when the country radically changed and have lived long enough to share their first hand memories Although the piece one of three in the slim book was written 16 years ago, it s at the forefront now with Burma finally opening up after being shuttered by the authorities for over half a century Burma, once grand, is now one of the world s most impoverished The truth is here for all of us to read, as unbelievable as it is By the end of the piece, the author expresses quite a discouraging change in attitude toward Aung San Suu Kyi noting her careful choice of words now and lack of spontaneity He uses the word politician in a less than positive way Perhaps he spent too much time speaking with Ma Thanegi, her former friend Just why would he expect Suu Kyi to reveal her strategies in brief conversations when everything is in flux and he couldn t possibly see the whole picture as she does His brief dip into the camp of the rebel Karenni is interesting and beautifully described, but incomplete because of the brief time spent there.


  7. says:

    One of the most exquisite pieces of Indian non fiction writing that you may get to read These are travelogues, but are much than that These are stories about the fight waged by the citizens of some countries, to survive as human beings, with pride memory as their only tools against homicidal regimes or colossal stupidity Read this story, and be touched by the lives moments of those puny human beings who had fought everything everybody with their culture and their stories, just to stay human.


  8. says:

    This is an interesting travelogue The way the author has described his travels to Cambodia, and how the image of Angkor Wat on every thing from airlines to matchboxes, becomes an assault on visitor s senses is quite interesting Passages describing the history and culture of the place, the political turmoils during Khmer Rouge, mass killings etc are very absorbing.


  9. says:

    Amitav Ghosh paints pictures with his words Brilliant non fiction essays merging history with the current, making a point not to leave any nooks and crannies behind In love with his way of writing.


  10. says:

    The first time I read Amitav Ghosh Sea of Poppies I was in a trance I was one of those laborers, sailing along in troubled seas, frenziedly seeking my next dose of opium.While reading this collection of three essays memoirs travelogues I was wide awake, foraging for information, vivid descriptions, the bringing to life of characters With his magical pen, Ghosh creates strokes out of Cambodia and Myanmar, interspering experiences with excellently researched history, hearsay and predictions.It is a slim book, but richly filled with astounding anecdotes, incidents and conversations Ghosh recounts adventures in trying to meet Pol Pot s brothers, his impression of the animated Aung San Suu Kyi, his encounters with survivors of the Khmer Rouge It is life laid bare in his travels to these places 20 years ago, where he skirts around armed gunmen and landmines And sometimes walks right into them, out of choice.This book left me very, very curious, as a good work of art should do How did Burma, the second most prosperous country in Asia, slide down to the bottom in merely 50 years What s happening to the Karenni, some of whom have waged wars since three generations What is the story of Mt Meru, etched in the temples of Angkor Wat So much to learn, so little time.What exactly is in the heart of Suu Kyi, who unflinchingly endured house arrest for her people, but now refuses to speak for them Almost prophetically, Ghosh writes, The possibility that she, an apostle of non violence, may yet find herself constrained to wage war Meanwhile, I ve discovered two of Ghosh s favored words from his extraordinary repertoire, each repeated thrice quotidian daily life and aquiline curved One word I enjoyed was pellucid crystal clear Such a satisfying yet curiosity invoking read.