Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta and grew up in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. He is the author of one book of non-fiction, a collection of essays and eight novels, of which the most recent is Flood of Fire. His books have won prizes in India, Europe and Myanmar and he has been awarded honorary degrees by the Sorbonne, Paris, and by Queens College, New York. He divides his time between Brooklyn, Goa and Kolkata.

Spring 2001

54 University Avenue, Yangon

By Amitav Ghosh

Aung San Suu Kyi’s childhood home is a dilapidated, once-handsome bungalow that looks out on Rangoon’s Inya Lake—a picturesque tretch of water whose surface is dotted with water lilies and […]