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Flood of fire, Amitav Ghosh

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Flood of fire
Title
Flood of fire
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Amitav Ghosh
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Language
eng
Summary
It is 1839 and tension has been rapidly mounting between China and British India following the crackdown on opium smuggling by Beijing. With no resolution in sight, the colonial government declares war. One of the vessels requisitioned for the attack, the Hind, travels eastwards from Bengal to China, sailing into the midst of the First Opium War. The turbulent voyage brings together a diverse group of travellers, each with their own agenda to pursue. Among them is Kesri Singh, a sepoy in the East India Company who leads a company of Indian sepoys; Zachary Reid, an impoverished young sailor searching for his lost love, and Shireen Modi, a determined widow en route to China to reclaim her opium-trader husband's wealth and reputation. Flood of Fire follows a varied cast of characters from India to China, through the outbreak of the First Opium War and China's devastating defeat, to Britain's seizure of Hong Kong. Flood of Fire is a thrillingly realised and richly populated novel, imbued with a wealth of historical detail, suffused with the magic of place and plotted with verve
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Summary
It is 1839 and tension has been rapidly mounting between China and British India following the crackdown on opium smuggling by Beijing. With no resolution in sight, the colonial government declares war. One of the vessels requisitioned for the attack, the Hind, travels eastwards from Bengal to China, sailing into the midst of the First Opium War. The turbulent voyage brings together a diverse group of travellers, each with their own agenda to pursue. Among them is Kesri Singh, a sepoy in the East India Company who leads a company of Indian sepoys; Zachary Reid, an impoverished young sailor searching for his lost love, and Shireen Modi, a determined widow en route to China to reclaim her opium-trader husband's wealth and reputation. Flood of Fire follows a varied cast of characters from India to China, through the outbreak of the First Opium War and China's devastating defeat, to Britain's seizure of Hong Kong. Flood of Fire is a thrillingly realised and richly populated novel, imbued with a wealth of historical detail, suffused with the magic of place and plotted with verve.
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10406711
Cataloging source
DEBSZ
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1956-
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Ghosh, Amitav
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9499.3.G536
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ghosh, Amitav
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True
Series statement
Ibis trilogy
Series volume
3
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  • Opium trade
  • Opium trade
  • Soldiers
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Sailing ships
  • Opium trade
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Soldiers
  • Voyages and travels
  • Historical fiction
  • Opium trade
  • Opium trade
  • Drug traffic
  • Sailing ships
  • China
  • India
  • China
  • India
  • China
Target audience
adult
Label
Flood of fire, Amitav Ghosh
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • cartographic image
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  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
  • cri
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000054763682
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
616 pages
Isbn
9780719569005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)908987228
Label
Flood of fire, Amitav Ghosh
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000054763682
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
616 pages
Isbn
9780719569005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)908987228

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