Friday, January 13, 2006

Amitav Ghosh's latest

"It is when we think of the world the aesthetic of indifference might bring into being that we recognize the urgency of remembering the stories we have not written." These are lines from "The Ghosts of Mrs. Gandhi," an essay in Amitav Ghosh's latest book. A collection of essays that have been published in publications such as The Nation, The New Yorker, and Granta, every review I've come across so far has nothing but good things to say. Pico Iyer's review here and the LA Times here.