We must focus on restoring the soul: Amitav Ghosh

He started writing ‘Shadow Lines’ at artist Vivan Sundaram’s house, just a stone’s throw away from the Kasauli Club. In fact, late author Khushwant Singh released the book. “I never imagined I would be here 36 years later,” said author Amitav Ghosh during the keynote at the ongoing Khushwant Singh lit fest 2022. Adding that it was a moving experience to attend a festival dedicated to the late author, Ghosh, recipient of the Padma Shri honour and winner of the Jnanpith Award, India’s highest literary honour, set the pace of the day, with an audio-visual presentation on his recent book, ‘The Nutmeg’s Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis.’


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