Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Bookworm: Amitav Ghosh - Sea of Poppies

Amitav Ghosh - Sea of Poppies
Host: Michael Silverblatt

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.

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