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Sea of Poppies (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
With Sea of Poppies, a trilogy begins! Few know that the opium that fueled the Opium Wars was grown and processed in India. Ghosh locates the heart of a pernicious global network — drugs, slavery, indentured servitude, profiteering on a previously unimagined scale — in the innocent poppy blossom.
- Read an excerpt from Sea of Poppies.
- Amitav Ghosh: author, 'Sea of Poppies'