Ghosh's masterful blend of travelogue, memoir, and historical analysis delves into the opium trade's profound effects on global history. Originating from India and propelled by the British Empire, opium's influence extended to major corporations, American families, and contemporary globalism. With horticultural histories and colonialism's repercussions, this revealing book unveils the pivotal role of a seemingly insignificant plant in shaping today's world, now on the brink of crisis.
“Ghosh looks at opium as an historical agent, a seemingly innocuous plant that has shaped – and is shaping – the world we live in, forever altering the course of human history.” – The Indian Express
MRP: Rs. 699
Publisher: Fourth Estate India