The Shadow Lines – Amitav Ghosh

Finished off on the Cruz del Sur luxury bus from Lima to Huaraz, I thoroughly enjoyed Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines. It’s an early novel, and focuses on a family spread across the globe, from Dhakar to Calcutta to London, and a young man’s memories of key events in the sub continent’s post-partition, and his family’s, history. It’s noticeably free from the magical / spiritual strands that feature in his later works.

Author’s page: The Shadow Lines – Amitav Ghosh