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Sea of Poppies

Sea of Poppies

In a time of colonial upheaval, fate has thrown together a truly diverse cast of Indians and Westerners, from a bankrupt Raja to a widowed villager, from an evangelical English opium trader to a mulatto American freedman. As their old family ties are washed away they, like their historical counterparts, come to view themselves as jahaj-bhais or ship-brothers. An unlikely dynasty is born, which will span continents, races and generations.    

It is this panorama of characters, whose diaspora encapsulates the vexed colonial history of the East itself, which makes Sea of Poppies so alive - as written by one of the world’s finest novelists.

Sea of Poppies

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