Hardback Flood of fire / Amitav Ghosh.
Publication year: 2015
Publisher: John Murray,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780719569005 9780719569005 (hbk.) :
It is 1839, and tension have been rapidly mounting between China and British India following the crackdown on opium smuggling by Beijing. With no resolution in sight, the colonial government declares war. One of the vessels requisitioned for the attack, the Hind, travels eastwards from Bengal to China, sailing into the midst of the First Opium War. The turbulent voyage brings together a diverse group of travellers, each with their own agenda to pursue.
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616 pages : maps (black and white) ; 25 cm