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‘This idea of progress is one of the most terrible myths,’ says Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh talks about his new book that charts the transformative effect of the poppy on the making of the world in a conversation with

Smoke and Ashes: A Writer’s Journey through Opium’s Hidden Histories
Fourth Estate
397 pages | ₹ 699

Amitav Ghosh (Photo: Getty Images)