Born to a Bengali family in Calcutta Amitav Ghosh’s works are mainly based in a historical setting mostly in the Indian Ocean periphery.Ghosh is the author of The Circle of Reason, The Shadow Lines, The Calcutta Chromosome, The Glass Palace, The Hungry Tide and The Ibis Trilogy. Ghosh’s notable nonfiction writings are In an Antique Land, Dancing in Cambodia and at Large in Burma, Countdown and The Imam and the India. His writings appear in newspapers and magazines in India and abroad. The government of India awarded him the civilian honor of Padma Shri in 2007

Here are some of his thoughtful quotes which are full of wisdom

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