This month we will meet in the Carabella Room to discuss ‘Sea of Poppies’ by Amitav Ghosh. Do join us for lunch afterwards in the Careening Cove.
At the heart of this vibrant saga is a vast ship, the Ibis. Her destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean shortly before the outbreak of the Opium Wars in China.
In a time of colonial upheaval, fate has thrown together a diverse cast of Indians and Westerners on board, from a bankrupt raja to a widowed tribeswoman, from a mulatto American freedman to a free-spirited French orphan. As their old family ties are washed away, they, like their historical counterparts, come to view themselves as jahaj-bhais, or ship-brothers.
The vast sweep of this historical adventure spans the lush poppy fields of the Ganges, the rolling high seas, and the exotic backstreets of Canton.
Date: Tuesday 27 July
Venue: Carabella Room
Cost: $10 includes coffee & tea.
This event is only for Members and their guests.
Please register via the form below.