News and Events

Forthcoming

 

October 18,  6:00 PM
‘The Great Derangement’
Talk at Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Branch

October 5, 7 p.m.
‘The Great Derangement’, a conversation with Naomi Oreskes (author of (with Erik M. Conway) Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming, 2010; and (with Erik M. Conway)The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future, 2014).
Rubin Museum, 150 West 17th Street, New York City

September 6
Perspectives on the Humanities Lecture, New York University, Shanghai.

September 1
Peking University, Beijing.
‘In an Antique Land’ in conversation with Liang Hong (author of China in Liang Village (中国在梁庄)2010, and Leaving Liang Village (出梁庄记, 2013).

August 31
Beijing Book Fair: Tea and Opium in India-China Connections

August 27
CIRCLES OF REASON
Mountain Echoes Festival, Thimpu, Bhutan
Time: 4:50 pm-5:30 pm
Venue: Auditorium, Royal University of Bhutan 
Speakers: Amitav Ghosh in conversation with Namgay Zam 
Amitav Ghosh will discuss his fiction and nonfiction, his experiments with genre and language, and the wide sweep of ideas that his books encompass. From his first novel, Circle of Reason, to his latest nonfiction offering, The Great Derangement, the writer will talk about the journey that his books have taken him and his readers on.

August 26
THE GREAT DERANGEMENT: THE POLITICS OF THE CARBON ECONOMY
Mountain Echoes Festival, Thimpu, Bhutan
Time: 10:00 am - 10:40 am
Venue: Auditorium, Royal University of Bhutan
Speakers: Amitav Ghosh in conversation with His Excellency Ambassador Jaideep Sarkar

August 22
Keynote Address: Global Asia conference, New York University Shanghai,
The Great Derangement: India, China and the Anthropocene

August 21
Shanghai Library: Tea and Opium in India-China
Connections

August 20
Shanghai Book Fair: Writing and Imagining History

August 20
Sinan Mansions, Shanghai
‘In an Antique Land’: plural Values and modernity.
In conversation with Chen Yingfang (author of “Youth and Chinese Social Changes” &“Facing the Modern City:Problems and Methods”).

August 18
Hong Kong University
Canton and India-China Connections, a conversation between Amitav Ghosh, Helen Siu (author of Mao’s Harvest: Voices of China’s New Generation,and Furrows: Peasants, Intellectuals and the State), Dr John D. Wong, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, HKU; Angela Leung author of Leprosy in China: A History, 2009, and Health and Hygiene in East Asia: Policies and Publics in the Long Twentieth Century (co-editor: Charlotte Furth) 2010);& Tansen Sen(author of Buddhism, Diplomacy, and Trade: The Realignment of Sino-Indian Relations, 600-1400, 2003, and co-author (with Victor H. Mair) of Traditional China in Asian and World History, 2012).

August 17
Asia Society
The Colonial Period and India-China Connections, a conversation between Amitav Ghosh, Mishi Saran(author of The Other Side of Light and Chasing the Monk’s Shadow: A Journey in the Footsteps of Xuanzang) and Tansen Sen (author of Buddhism, Diplomacy, and Trade: The Realignment of Sino-Indian Relations, 600-1400, 2003, and co-author (with Victor H. Mair) of Traditional China in Asian and World History, 2012).

August 16
Canton and India-China Connections
Guangzhou, Guangdong
Hong Kong

August 9
Chengdu, Sichuan
Tea and Opium in India-China Connections

August 8
Chengdu, Sichuan
Writing and Imagining History

August 6
Kunming, Yunnan,
Tea and Opium in India-China Connections

1 August
Kolkata
ICCR Auditorium
Timing: 6:30 pm
In Conversation with: Srijit Mukherji

July 30
Express Adda,
Regal Room at The Lalit, New Delhi 
7pm onwards

28 July
Chennai
Timing: 6:30
Taj Coromandel
In Conversation with: Gopal Gandhi (TBC)

27 July
Bangalore
Timing: 6:30 pm
Biological Science Auditorium, IISC
In Conversation with: Kartik Shanker, Rohan Nilekani and Sukumar Raman

20 July
Mumbai
Timing: 7:00 pm
The Hall of Culture, Nehru Centre
In Conversation with: Shyam Benegal (TBC)

19 July
Delhi
Timing: 7:15 pm
Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre
In Conversation with: Sunita Narain

July 10 – 14
New Delhi
Writer in residence, Rashtrapati Bhavan.

concluded

Friday, February 12, 2016 at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Global Warming & the Rise of Asia: A Conversation with Amitav Ghosh and Prasenjit Duara
John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center
63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100, New York, NY 10003​
Link: https://events.newschool.edu/event/global_warming_the_rise_of_asia_a_conversation
_with_amitav_ghosh_and_prasenjit_duara#.VoynsxUrJzg

Sunday, January 24th 2016
U Thant Memorial Lecture
'Empire and the Anthropocene: Asia's Place in the Genealogy of Global Warming'.
U Thant House,
Yangon,
Myanmar

Saturday, January 16th 2016
8:00-10:00.

LITERARY DINNER
(Elysium)
LITERARY DINNER

Friday, January 15th 2016
11:00-12:00.
IN CONVERSATION.
(Hall de Galle)
AMITAV GHOSH on his Ibis Trilogy.

Thursday, January 14th 2016
Galle Festival, Sri Lanka
5:45-8:00.
Exhibition launch
(48 Lighthouse Street)
EarthLine by ANOMA WIJEWARDENE, with words by RAMYA CHAMALIE JIRASINGHE and a reading by AMITAV GHOSH.

August 10, 2015
DBS Presents the India Se & Singapore Writers’ Festival SG50 Literary Salon”
Venue: Mochtar Riady Auditorium at SMU
Time: 5.30 – 8.30PM

Tours & Events - United States of America

Venue Description Date
M/D/Y
Time Street address City State Zip Code
Greenlight Bookstore Reading, discussion, signing 09/03/2015 7.30pm 686 Fulton Street Brooklyn NY 11217
Asian
American
Writers
Workshop
Reading, discussion, signing 09/10/2015 7.00pm 110-112
W.
27th Street
New York NY 10001
Politics & Prose Reading, discussion, signing 09/12/2015 6.00pm 5015 Connecticut Ave NW Washington DC 20016
McNally Jackson Reading, discussion, signing 09/16/2015   52 Prince Street New York NY 10012
Boston Athenaeum Reading, discussion, signing 09/23/2015 6.00pm 10 1/2 Beacon St Boston MA  
Seattle Town Hall Reading, discussion, signing 10/10/2015 7.30pm 1119 8th Ave Seattle WA 98101
Diesel, A Bookstore Reading, discussion, signing 10/13/2015 6.30pm 5433 College Avenue Oakland CA 94618
Book Passage Reading, discussion, signing 10/14/2015 7.00pm 51 Tamal Vista Blvd Corte Madera CA 94925
Books, Inc Reading, discussion, signing 10/15/2015 7.00pm 1492 Shattuck Ave Berkeley CA 94709
Diesel hosting at local tbd restaurant ticketed luncheon 10/16/2015     Larkspur CA 94939
Calcutta Rescue private fundraiser 11/07/2015     New York NY  


In conversation with :

Delhi - Shiv Shankar Menon
Kolkata - Sukanta Chaudhari
Chennai - Gopal Gandhi
Bangalore - Rohan Murthy
Mumbai - Shobhaa De
Pune - (No Conversation, only reading & talk)
Kochi - C Venkatesh



  • November 15, 2013
    'Indian Ocean' event
    chaired by Professor Clare Anderson
    Leicester University

  • November 13, 2013
    'Literary Leicester'

  • April 10-13, 2013
    Incroci di civiltà (Crossings of Civilizations)
    Venice

  • March 21, 2013
    Keynote address
    "Languages and Democracy" conference
    University of Miami

  • Feb 2, 2013
    6.30 pm
    'The Ibis in mid-voyage'
    With Prof Sukanta Chaudhuri
    At the Kolkata Book Fair.
    Google dome,
    Milan Mela Grounds
    Kolkata - India

  • January 13-15, 2013
    Keynote Address
    Celebrating a Treasure: 140 Years at the First Dastoor Meherjirana Library."
    Navsari
    Gujarat
  • December 5-7, 2012
    Zell Distinguished International Writer
    University of Michigan

  • December 3, 2012
    Raymond West Lecture
    Stanford University
    http://shc.stanford.edu/events/calendar/2012-12-3-amitav-ghosh-quotchina-and-the-making-of-modern-india-a-story-of-fantasy-abuse-and-recovered-memoryquot.html

  • November 28-29, 2012
    Keynote Address,
    6th National Conference of Humanities Research,
    School of Humanities,
    University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce
    in collaboration with National Research Council
    Bangkok, Thailand.

  • November 27, 2012
    7:00 – 8:30 pm

  • ARI ASIA TRENDS and NSC ANNUAL LECTURE  
    China and the Making of Modern India: A Story of Fantasy, Abuse and Recovered Memory
    Venue: National Library Board, The Possibility Room, Level 5,
    100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064
    http://www.ari.nus.edu.sg/events_categorydetails.asp?categoryid=15&eventid=1297

  • November 26, 2012
    2:00 – 6:30 pm

  • ROUNDTABLE ON RETHINKING THE ASIAN CENTURY WITH THE ARTS
    Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum, Ngee Ann Auditorium, Basement 1               
    1 Empress Place Asian
    Civilisations Museum, Singapore 179325
    http://www.ari.nus.edu.sg/events_categorydetails.asp?categoryid=6&eventid=1308

  • November 25, 2012
    12:00 – 2:00 pm 
  • READINGS OF THE “SEA OF POPPIES" AND "RIVER OF SMOKE"
    Venue: The Tanglin Club (Raffles & Draycott Rooms)
    5 Stevens Road, Singapore 257814


  • Nov 22-23, 2012
    Bharatasamay International Conference on Indian Writing in English
    Chulalongkorn University,
    Bangkok, Thailand.

  • Nov 22, 2012
    10.50 - 12.00
    Amitav Ghosh: A Dialogue
    With Wasana Wongsurawat, Ph.D
    Lecturer, Department of History, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University and
    Verita Sriratana
    Special Lecturer, Department of English, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University
    MC: Anupama Masali
    PhD. Candidate, Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University
    Room No. 105
    Maha Chulalongkorn Building
    Chulalongkorn University
    Bangkok

  • Nov 22, 2012
    9.35 am - 10.30 am
    Keynote Address: Bharatsamay Conference
    'Where China and India met: Canton (Guangzhou) in the 18th and 19th centuries'
    Room No. 105
    Maha Chulalongkorn Building
    Chulalongkorn University
    Bangkok

  • Nov 22, 2012
    8 pm
    An Evening with Amitav Ghosh
    Foreign Correspondent's Club
    Bangkok.

  • Nov 17, 2012
    Reading from 'The Glass Palace'
    Indian Consulate
    Mandalay, Myanmar

  • Nov 15, 2012
    5.30 pm
    Reading from 'The Glass Palace'
    Indian Embassy
    Yangon, Myanmar.

  • Nov 7, 2012
    6 p.m.
    'Maritime trade with China and its role in the making of modern India.'
    Naval War College
    Goa.

  • October 26 2012
    7:30-9 pm
    Keynote Address
    For 'A Cross Cultural & Interdisciplinary Conference on Strategies of (Un)Silencing' in Yerevan, Armenia
    A Blind Dates Project Initiative
    http://www.artandeducation.net/announcement/blind-dates-project-presents-strategies-of-unsilencing/
    Venue: American University of Armenia Alex and Marie Manoogian Hall
    Yerevan , Armenia.

  • Oct 11, 2012
    Release of the Norwegian edition of 'River of Smoke'
    House of Literature
    Oslo
    Norway

  • October 9, 2012
    3:15 p.m. - 5 pm
    Annual Lecture
    Norwegian Asia Research Network
    University of Oslo
    Norway

  • October 4, 2012
    Keynote Speech
    'Imagining Europe'
    European Cultural Foundation
    Amsterdam

  • October 2, 2012
    Lecture on the occasion of the release of the Czech Edition of 'In An Antique Land'
    Prague
    Czech Republic

  • Sept 5-6, 2012
    Kenyon College visit
    Ohio, USA.

  • May 11-13, 2012
    Turin Book Fair
    May 12
    1.30-2.30 pm: Book event with Giovanna Zucconi, Sala Azzura, International Book Fair, Turin, Italy.
    6.30-7.30 pm, interview with Claudio Gorlier, Settimo Torinese, Biblioteca Multime Diale, Turin.

  • April 27, 2012
    Keynote address:
    'Novel Worlds'
    4 p.m., Nasher Hall
    Duke University

  • April 25, 2012
    John Richards' Lecture in World History,
    4 pm. Dick White Auditorium
    Duke University

  • April 19, 2012
    Public Lecture
    Museum of British Art
    Yale University

  • April 17, 2012
    Schlesinger Program Reading
    Yale University

  • April 11-12, 2012
    Visit to Brown University, RI

  • April 3, 2012
    Reading,
    Memorial Chapel
    Wesleyan University
    Connecticut, USA

  • April 1, 2012
    Public Lecture
    Peabody Essex Museum
    Salem
    Massachusetts

  • March 19, 2012
    Reading
    University of Buffalo

  • March 17, 2012
    Keynote Address
    Association of Asian Studies Annual Conference
    Toronto,
    Canada

  • March 15, 2012
    2011 Man Asian Literary Prize Dinner
    Chatham Room, Level 7
    Conrad Hong Kong
    Pacific Place
    88 Queensway
    Hong Kong

  • March 14 , 2012
    Event: Meet Man Asian Finalists
    Time: 7:00 - 9:30pm
    Venue: Club Lusitano, 23/F, 16 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong

  • March 4-6, 2012
    Fabula Festival
    Ljubljana
    Slovenia

  • March 2, 2012
    'Storytelling and the Global Past: A Conversation with Natalie Zemon Davis and Amitav Ghosh'
    Chair: Dr. John-Paul Ghobrial (Churchill College, Cambridge)
    17:00 - 18:30
    CRASSH, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road
    Cambridge, UK.
    For further details, please go to:
    http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/1899/

  • Feb 25, 2012
    National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
    16.30 -17.30 Lecture Theatre
    Amitav Ghosh will be interviewed by BBC journalist Razia Iqbal on his use of NMM records for imagining lives of unrecorded people, sailors and migrants whilst researching his novel “The Sea of Poppies”, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker prize 2008.


  • Italian Release of 'River of Smoke' (Il fiume dell opio)
    November 7-10, 2011.
    Rome, Italy.


    Presentation of 'Il Fiume del'Oppio' (River of Smoke) with Irene Bignardi and Goffredo Foffi.
    Nov 9, 2011
    6.30 pm
    Casa delle Letterature
    Piazza dell’Orologio, 3
    Rome

  • ASIA SOCIETY
    November 3, 2011
    Amitav Ghosh in conversation with Jonathan Spence,
    introduced by Orville Schell
    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    725 Park Avenue
    New York, NY 10021
    Contact: Michael Roberts
    212-327-9238
    mroberts@asiasociety.org

  • Massachusetts
    November 1, 2011
    4:30 p.m., Cole Assembly Room,
    Converse Hall, Amherst College,
    Massachusetts

  • New York City
    GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE

    7:30 PM, Thursday, October 27, 2011.
    686 Fulton Street
    Brooklyn, NY  11217
    Contact: Jessica Stockton Bagnulo
    (718) 246-0200
    jessica@greenlightbookstore.com
    http://abookstoreinbrooklyn.blogspot.com/

  • New York City
    MCNALLY JACKSON

    7:00 PM, Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
    52 Prince Street
    New York, NY  10012
    Contact: Michele Filgate
    212-274-1160
    mfilgate@gmail.com
    http://www.readingisbreathing.wordpress.com

  • HARBOURFRONT FESTIVAL
    Tuesday, October 25, 2011.
    Toronto.

  • Canada
    OTTAWA BOOK FESTIVAL
    Monday, October 24, 2011.

  • Chicago
    CHICAGO HUMANITIES FESTIVAL

    In Conversation with Victoria Lautman
    4:00 PM, Sunday, October 23, 2011.
    University of Chicago
    Mandel Hall
    Contact: Corrina Lesser
    312.661.1028 ext. 12
    corrinal@chfestival.org
    www.chicagohumanities.org

  • Austin
    TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL

    Saturday, October 22, 2011.
    610 Brazos
    Suite 200
    Austin, TX  78701
    Contact: Clay Smith
    (512) 472-3808
    Clay@texasbookfestival.org

  • San Francisco
  • KEPLER'S BOOKS
    7:00 PM, Thursday, October 20, 2011.
    1010 El Camino Real
    Menlo Park, CA  94025
    Contact: Pam Grange
    650 856 0978
    pam@keplers.com

  • San Francisco
    MECHANICS' INSTITUTE LIBRARY

    6:00 PM , Wednesday, October 19, 2011.
    57 Post Street
    Suite 407
    San Francisco, CA  94104
    Contact: Laura Shepard
    415-393-0114
    events@milibrary.org
    www.milibrary.com

  • Seattle
    ELLIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY

    Co-sponsored by Seattle Arts & Lectures
    7:30 PM, Tuesday, October 18, 2011.
    Town Hall
    1119 8th Avenue
    Seattle, WA
    Contact: Rick Simonson
    206-624-6640
    rsimonson@elliottbaybook.com

  • Seattle
    SEATTLE ARTS  & LECTURES

    7:30 PM, Monday, October 17, 2011.
    Kirkland Performing Arts Center
    350 Kirkland Avenue
    Kirkland, WA
    Contact: Linda Bowers
    206-621-2230 x 15
    linda@lectures.org

  • Seattle
    INDIA ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN WASHINGTON

    12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Monday, October 17 , 2011.
    University of Washington
    Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall
    NE 41st Street and 15th Avenue
    Seattle, WA
    Contact: Bharti Kirchner
    206-547-8027
    bhartik@aol.com
    Introduction by Dr. Priti Ramamurthy
    Reading followed by an in-conversation with Bharti

  • Western Massachusetts
    ODYSSEY BOOKSHOP

    7:00 PM, Saturday, October  8, 2011.
    9 College St.
    South Hadley, MA  01705
    Contact: Sydney Towne
    413-534-7307
    odysseynews@aol.com

  • New York City
    BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY

    In conversation with Leonard Lopate
    4:00 PM, Saturday, October  1, 2011.
    Central Library
    Grand Army Plaza
    Brooklyn, NY
    Contact: Meredith Walters
    718-369-9385 ext 158
    M.Walters@brooklynpubliclibrary.org

  • Baltimore
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, September 28, 2011.
    Sheridan Libraries
    3400 North Charles Street
    Baltimore, MD  21218
    Contact: Brian Shields
    410-516-8337 office
    bshields@jhu.edu

  • Washington DC
    POLITICS & PROSE

    7:00 PM , Tuesday, September 27, 2011.
    5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
    Washington, DC  20008
    Contact: Mike Giarratano
    202-363-7663
    events@politics-prose.com
  • New York
    RUSSIAN SAMOVAR

    7:00 PM, Tuesday, September 20, 2011.
    FSG Reading Series
    256 West 52nd Street
    New York, NY  10019

  • Brooklyn
    BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL
    Sunday, September 18, 2011
    Borough Hall
    Brooklyn, NY 
    Contact: Tom McGinn bookfestival@visitbrooklyn.org

  • São Paulo, Brazil: University of São Paulo,
    September 11-12, 2011.

  • Salvador, Brazil, Federal University of Bahia,
    September 6, 2011.

  • Rio de Janeiro International Book Fair
    September 1 -4, 2011.

  • Release of 'River of Smoke' in India,

    Hyderabad :
    26th July 7 pm, Park Hotel, Hyderabad.
    For invitations please write to publicity@in.penguingroup.com

    Delhi :
    1st July launch at the Aman, New Delhi at 7 pm.
    For invitations please write to publicity@in.penguingroup.com

    Chennai :
    30th June launch at Taj Coromandel, Chennai at 7 pm.
    For invitations please write to publicity@in.penguingroup.com

     Bangalore :
    27th launch at Taj West End, Bangalore at 7 pm
    28th bookstore signings:
    4.30 pm Pageturners (the Penguin bookstore on MG Road)
    6.30 pm Reliance.
    For invitations please write to publicity@in.penguingroup.com

    Cochin:
    23rd launch at Taj Malabar at 7 pm.
    For invitations please write to publicity@in.penguingroup.com

    Mumbai:
    21st June launch at Trident Mumbai at 7 pm
    22nd event at Crossword Kemps Corner at 7 pm.
    For invitations please write to publicity@in.penguingroup.com

    Calcutta:
    18th June launch at Taj Bengal at 7 pm
    20th - Bookstore visits (signings):
    Oxford 5.00 - 5.40pm
    Crossword 6.00 - 6.40 pm
    Starmark 7.00 - 7.45 pm.
    For invitations please write to publicity@in.penguingroup.com


  • UK release, River of Smoke:

    Monday 6th June
    19:00 Royal Society of Literature
    Interviewer: Linda Grant
    Chair: Colin Thubron
    At Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House

    Tuesday, 7th June
    20:00 Reading at:
    Topping & Company Booksellers of Bath - event
    Address: The Paragon, Bath, Somerset, BA1 5LS
    Contact: Saber Khan, 01225 428111

    Wednesday 8th June:
    18:45 Asia House

    Contact: Adrienne Loftus Parkins, 07718 319226
    Moderator: Razia Iqbal, BBC
    Followed by reception and book-signing

  • Keynote address, 'India's World' Conference, at
    the New School for Social Research, New York

    May 10, 2011, 6 pm
    (for details please go to: http://www.newschool.edu/india or
    http://www.newschool.edu/cps/indias-world/).

  • Blue Metropolis Festival
    April 27 - May 1, 2011, Montreal.

  • 28th April 2011.
    Amitav Ghosh receives the Blue Metropolis International Literary Grand Prix 2011
    .
    Given by the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival, Montreal, Canada, the Blue Metropolis Grand Prix is awarded each year to a world-renowned author in recognition of a lifetime of literary achievement. Previous recipients include: A.S.Byatt, Margaret Atwood, Carlos Fuentes, Paul Auster and Norman Mailer.

  • Release of  "Cozinha de Goa:history and tradition of Goan food" by Fatima Gracias, Sunaparanta, Panjim, Goa - India 5:45 pm. March 29, 2011.

  • Conference on “Amitav Ghosh: Writer Extraordinary”
    Tarakeshwar College, West Bengal, India 25-26 March 2011.
    Adobe pdf document 'Abstracts'

  • Release of Inside/Outside, a collection of writing from the Goa Writer's Group.
    March 23, 2011, 6 pm, Literati, Candolim, Goa, India.

  • Hong Kong International Literary Festival,
    March 2011.