Umrigar on Ghosh

I’ve mentioned before how much I enjoyed Amitav Ghosh’s essay collection Incendiary Circumstances, and I have to say I was disappointed that it didn’t get much attention from the press. So it was a delight to read Thrity Umrigar’s review of the book in the Boston Globe. The essays, she writes, “cover different countries and crises, but each is enlightened by Ghosh’s signature intelligence and humanity. This is a writer who delights in human complexity, who avoids generalities and seeks out the small truths that illuminate the larger story.”