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The novel opens with her meeting one of the other principal characters, an urbane, highly educated representative of modern India called Kanai. Significantly, he is a translator by profession, expert in six languages and proficient in several others, but he is also the nephew of an elderly woman, called Mashima (‘greataunt’) by the local people, who has established an extremely successful rural development organisation called the Badabon Trust: an exemplary non-governmental development agency that has built up a rudimentary modern infrastructure including a school, a hospital and other welfare provisions.
Moreover, just as his work helps to map out the potentialities and limits of postcolonialism, so too does it offer a means of evaluating any strategic alliance with postmodernism. In a sense, Ghosh’s work displays both the value and the pitfalls of such an alliance. However, Ghosh himself often seems aware of the risks attendant to such an enterprise. It would be wrong, therefore, to characterise Ghosh unproblematically as a postmodernist; his work does show certain affiliations to it but there are other factors that are germane to the context of his work.
The spatial and temporal displacements of his previous work are replaced by a more straightforward linear narrative, though the epic dimensions of this grand historical romance mean that, geographically speaking, its canvas is as vast as that of In an Antique Land. Its diasporic reach stretches out into eastern arc of the Indian Ocean in contrast to Ghosh’s previous fascination with the western half. Here, he focuses on the familial, commercial and cultural links that connect the Indian diaspora in SouthEast Asia, and the novel’s centre of gravity lies in Burma.