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In an antique land

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Ghosh, Amitav, 1956-
Call Number: 
962 G427 1993
Booklist Description (PUT BLURBS FOR BOOKLISTS HERE): 

Bengali novelist Ghosh recounts his research into the lives of a medieval Jewish merchant and his Indian servant or slave whose story he discovered while working on his doctorate in the Nile Delta.  He describes his own experiences in 1980s Egypt and connects them to the details he discovers about  the lives of these two men in the 12th century.