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The Great Derangement Amitav Ghosh Penguin 2016, pp 275, Rs 399.
Ghosh connects the most improbable of separate things and ideas, and creates refreshingly new ideas. Some of them might look far-fetched and more invented than real, to some. But that is creative and original thinking at work.
The book has three essays. The third one is about the inadequacy of present efforts to deal with the problem; the second tracks the idea about it through history; the first tries to find out why we.
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It puzzles him that the arts and literature have failed to capture the idea of climate change, though it is the biggest challenge to our existence. The book is as much about the limits of human imagination.
The focus on the individual and the failure to conceive the aggregate and the collective in the post-Enlightenment thinking works as a constraint on literary imagination. Ghosh thinks a Great Derangement has happened in the mind, which.