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On 20 years of Amitav Ghosh’s ‘Countdown’: A Nuclear Derangement Plagues South Asia

On 20 years of Amitav Ghosh’s ‘Countdown’: A Nuclear Derangement Plagues South Asia

From the Editor’s Desk |A number of occasions coalesced together this month to inspire discussion around Amitav Ghosh’s scintillating career as a leading literary figure from South Asia. It is also 20 years since he published ‘Countdown’ in 1999 – a petite, but deeply insightful book, written soon after India’s nuclear tests. Yet the book finds infrequent mention in the several praises that have been penned in honour of Ghosh, following the award.