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The Shadow Lines

The Shadow Lines

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Contributor(s) Amitav Ghosh
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Overview: The Shadow Lines

The Shadow Lines is a story that brings together a collection of memories, experiences, and timelines of the author's life, examining the fine lines that bring people together or cause them to drift apart. This book is written by Amitav Ghosh. He has written many bestselling novels such as Sea of Poppies, Countdown, The Glass Palace, River of Smoke, and The Hungry Tide. You can buy Amitav Ghosh books from the online bookstore of one of the sellers featured on This edition of the book was published in 2009 by Penguin India.

The Shadow Lines presents a rich array of characters and events tracing decades of the anonymous narrator-protagonist's life, from his own viewpoint. The story is set against the backdrop of Second World War, Swadeshi Movement, and Partition of India. The narrator is a boy belonging to a middle class family, who analyses over seventy years of his life that he spent travelling between the cities of Calcutta, London, and Dhaka, staying for extended periods of time in each city. The boy grows up in Calcutta and later on moves to Delhi and then to London. His family, the Datta Chaudharis, have strong family terms with the Prices family in London. The story introduces different characters at different stages, each with his (or her) own backstory. The boy admires his intelligent and witty uncle Tridib for his distinct perspective on everything in life. He adores Ila, his cousin, but his feelings towards her are hidden and passive. Unlike the narrator, Tha'mma, who is the narrator's grandmother, dislikes both Tridib and Ila and does not support the fact that the narrator adores them both.

The Indian Express quotes that The Shadow Lines is a "delight to read" with its "sensitive and resonant" usage of language. India Today states that The Shadow Lines is a "moving book", with plenty of "humour, tenderness", as well as "an understated intensity". Amitav Ghosh received Sahitya Akademi award and Ananda Puraskar for this book. The paperback edition of the book is available in English and has 288 pages. The ISBN 10 number of the book is 0143066560 and ISBN 13 number of the book is 978-0143066569.

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Product Details
Language English
Publication Date April 22, 2009
Publisher Penguin India
Contributor(s) Amitav Ghosh
Binding Paperback
Edition 1
Page Count 288
ISBN 10 0143066560
ISBN 13 9780143066569
Dimensions and Weight
Product Dimensions 13.3 cm x 2 cm x 19.9 cm
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