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on the center of this epic saga, set previous to the Opium Wars, is an outdated slaving-ship, The Ibis. Its future is a tumultuous voyage around the Indian Ocean, its workforce a motley array of sailors and stowaways, coolies and convicts. In a time of colonial upheaval, destiny has thrown jointly a very assorted forged of Indians and Westerners, from a bankrupt Raja to a widowed villager, from an evangelical English opium dealer to a mulatto American freedman. As their outdated relatives ties are washed away they, like their historic opposite numbers, come to view themselves as jahaj-bhais or ship-brothers. An not likely dynasty is born, in an effort to span continents, races and generations. The titanic sweep of this historic experience spans the luxurious poppy fields of the Ganges, the rolling excessive seas, and the unique backstreets of China. however it is the landscape of characters, whose diaspora encapsulates the vexed colonial historical past of the East itself, which makes Sea of Poppies so breathtakingly alive - a masterpiece from one of many world's most interesting novelists.
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