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Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh
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Dec 28, 2011

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Merilyn This was a revelation as I had not read any books by Ghosh previously. The political dimension of the influence of the British on ruining the Indian agricultural economy thorugh the focus on opium, coupled with their brutal treatment of the sailors, prisoners and migrants (not just Indians)was powerfully portrayed. Looking forward to reading the rest of the trilogy - the blunt ending to Sea left me asking what happened next!

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