International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Points of Indo-Arab Intertwined Connections in Indian Literary Texts
Khalid Sultan Thabet Abdu

Amitav Ghosh is one of the contemporary writers, who write about Indo-Arab relations in his literary texts. He links the past with the present events, as he has been influenced by the study of history in his M.A. Degree. He tries to show the effect of the past on the current situation of the present time. In his novel, In an Antique Land, Ghosh associates India with Arabia through maritime trade, superstition and supernatural element. The novel is also a story of two Indian travellers to Egypt: an Indian slave’s journey in ancient times and Ghosh's trip in the modern times. In his second novel, The circle of Reason, Ghosh connects India with Arabia historically via silk road and then currently through oil industry that plays a vital role to attract the attention of Indians to go to Arabia. In The Hungry Tide, Ghosh bonds the two civilisations through the mythical figures of the two twins of Bon Bibi and her brother Shah Jongoli.

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