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Horseman of the apocalypse

Jnanpith awardee Amitav Ghosh's new novel Explores, in a new age, man's bloated pride in his ability to reason.

Having expressed his disappointment in his 2016 book The Great Derangement, with the failure of literary novelists to confront climate change, Amitav Ghosh put his imagination where his mouth is and wrote that novel himself. Gun Island is a blockbuster, a panoramic, intensely current, depiction of the violent upheavals of the Anthropocene, the cataclysmic effect man has had on the planet.

But it would be reductive to read it

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