University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Amitav Ghosh - A Conversation on the Great Derangement


A conversation with Amitav Ghosh on April 27, 2017, presented by the Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures. Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta and grew up in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. He studied in Delhi, Oxford and Alexandria and is the author of The Circle of Reason, The Shadow Lines, In An Antique Land, Dancing in Cambodia, The Calcutta Chromosome, The Glass Palace, The Hungry Tide, and three volumes of The Ibis Trilogy; Sea of Poppies, River of Smoke and Flood of Fire. In this evening event, Distinguished Writer-in-Residence Amitav Ghosh spoke about his latest book, The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable (2016).