Author Amitav Ghosh Published by John Murray ISBN 9780719569029 EAN 9780719569029 Bic Code Cover Paperback
It is 1839, and tension have been rapidly mounting between China and British India following the crackdown on opium smuggling by Beijing. With no resolution in sight, the colonial government declares war. One of the vessels requisitioned for the attack, the Hind, travels eastwards from Bengal to China, sailing into the midst of the First Opium War. The turbulent voyage brings together a diverse group of travellers, each with their own agenda to pursue.