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Journal Article

Amitav Ghosh's World Histories from Below

Antoinette Burton
History of the Present
Vol. 2, No. 1 (Spring 2012), pp. 71-77
DOI: 10.5406/historypresent.2.1.0071
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5406/historypresent.2.1.0071
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Notes

  1. 1.
    Amitav Ghosh, In an Antique Land (2000).
  2. 2.
    See Isaac Land, War, Nationalism, and the British Sailor (2009) and Clare Anderson, Convicts in the Indian Ocean (2000).
  3. 3.
    Amitav Ghosh, Sea of Poppies (2008), 469–71.
  4. 4.
    John Buchan, “Lascars, Sepoys and Nautch Girls,” The Guardian (London), June 2, 2008.
  5. 5.
    Alison Light, Mrs. Woolf and the Servants: An Intimate History of Domestic Life in Bloomsbury (2008); Saidiya V. Hartman, Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route (2008).
  6. 6.
    See Antoinette Burton, Dwelling in the Archive: Women Writing House, Home, and History in Late Colonial India (2003).
  7. 7.
    Michelle Cliff, Free Enterprise: A Novel of Mary Ellen Pleasant (1993).
  8. 8.
    John D. Kelly and Martha Kaplan, “Diaspora and Swaraj, Swaraj and Diaspora,” in Dipesh Chakrabarty, Rochona Majumdar, and Andrew Sartori, eds., From the Colonial to the Postcolonial: India and Pakistan in Transition (2007), 314.
  9. 9.
    Clare Armistead and Tim Maby, “Guardian Books Podcast: Politics in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan,” May 27, 2011, http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/audio/2011/may/27/politics-india-pakistan-bangladesh-books-podcast.
  10. 10.
    Amitav Ghosh, The Glass Palace: A Novel (2002); The Hungry Tide: A Novel (2006). In contrast, Sea of Poppies has no “a novel” subtitle.
  11. 11.
    See Andrew Sartori, Bengal in Global Concept History: Culturalism in the Age of Capital (2008).
  12. 12.
    See Jennifer Morgan, Laboring Women: Reproduction and Gender in New World Slavery (2004); Peter Linebaugh and Marcus Rediker, The Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners, and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic (2001); Verene A. Shepherd, Maharani's Misery: Narratives of a Passage from India to the Caribbean (2002).
  13. 13.
    Marcus Rediker, “The Poetics of History from Below,” Perspectives on History, September 10, 2010, http://www.historians.org/perspectives/issues/2010/1009/1009art1.cfm
  14. 14.
    Unlike Sea of Poppies, River of Smoke (2011) is subtitled “a novel.”

Notes

  1. 1.
    Amitav Ghosh, In an Antique Land (2000).
  2. 2.
    See Isaac Land, War, Nationalism, and the British Sailor (2009) and Clare Anderson, Convicts in the Indian Ocean (2000).
  3. 3.
    Amitav Ghosh, Sea of Poppies (2008), 469–71.
  4. 4.
    John Buchan, “Lascars, Sepoys and Nautch Girls,” The Guardian (London), June 2, 2008.
  5. 5.
    Alison Light, Mrs. Woolf and the Servants: An Intimate History of Domestic Life in Bloomsbury (2008); Saidiya V. Hartman, Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route (2008).
  6. 6.
    See Antoinette Burton, Dwelling in the Archive: Women Writing House, Home, and History in Late Colonial India (2003).
  7. 7.
    Michelle Cliff, Free Enterprise: A Novel of Mary Ellen Pleasant (1993).
  8. 8.
    John D. Kelly and Martha Kaplan, “Diaspora and Swaraj, Swaraj and Diaspora,” in Dipesh Chakrabarty, Rochona Majumdar, and Andrew Sartori, eds., From the Colonial to the Postcolonial: India and Pakistan in Transition (2007), 314.
  9. 9.
    Clare Armistead and Tim Maby, “Guardian Books Podcast: Politics in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan,” May 27, 2011, http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/audio/2011/may/27/politics-india-pakistan-bangladesh-books-podcast.
  10. 10.
    Amitav Ghosh, The Glass Palace: A Novel (2002); The Hungry Tide: A Novel (2006). In contrast, Sea of Poppies has no “a novel” subtitle.
  11. 11.
    See Andrew Sartori, Bengal in Global Concept History: Culturalism in the Age of Capital (2008).
  12. 12.
    See Jennifer Morgan, Laboring Women: Reproduction and Gender in New World Slavery (2004); Peter Linebaugh and Marcus Rediker, The Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners, and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic (2001); Verene A. Shepherd, Maharani's Misery: Narratives of a Passage from India to the Caribbean (2002).
  13. 13.
    Marcus Rediker, “The Poetics of History from Below,” Perspectives on History, September 10, 2010, http://www.historians.org/perspectives/issues/2010/1009/1009art1.cfm
  14. 14.
    Unlike Sea of Poppies, River of Smoke (2011) is subtitled “a novel.”