The election results reflect the corporate capture of the political process, a phenomenon that seems to gain strength no matter which party happens to be in power. Sadly, this is not a national but a global phenomenon, writes Amitav Ghosh.
How literature, legends and folklore have influenced our responses to nature and wildlife -- sometimes with happy results, as in the Sunderbans, and at other times with disastrous consequences, as with Project Tiger
Anthropologist by craft and story-teller by persuasion - Amitav Ghosh is widely acknowledged as one of the most gifted and durable writer-chroniclers of his generation. His most recent novel, The Glass Palace, covers two centuries of Burmese history