In an Antique Land: a book discussion with Bishupal Limbu

In an Antique Land: a book discussion with Bishupal Limbu

Date(s) - 05/24/2013
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Multnomah County Library
801 SW 10th Avenue --Portland

A book discussion of In an Antique Land by Amitav Gosh with Bishupal Limbu, Assistant Professor of English, Portland State University.

This multi-generic book moves back and forth between Amitav Ghosh’s experience living in small villages and towns in the Nile Delta and his reconstruction of a Jewish trader and his slave’s lives in the eleventh century. Mixing conversation and research, imagination and scholarship, it is also a charged, eccentric history of the special relationship between two countries, Egypt and India, through nearly ten centuries of parochialism and sympathy, bigotry and affection.

Free copies of the book are available to the first 10 people to RSVP: [email protected]

Free & open to the public. For more information, visit:

Co-sponsored by the Multnomah County Public Library and the Oregon Council of the Social Studies and presented by the Portland State University Library and Middle East Studies Center with support from the U.S. Institute of Peace Public Education for Peacebuilding Support initiative and featuring some of the resources in the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys, a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association. Support was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

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