Amitav Ghosh

Although best known for his acclaimed works of fiction such as The Glass Palace and The Hungry Tide, among others, in 2019 Foreign Policy named Amitav Ghosh one of the most important global thinkers of the decade for his searing indictment of the inadequate response to the climate crisis—The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable. The book was also awarded the inaugural Utah Award for the Environmental Humanities in 2018.

The Sheth Lecture in Indian Studies and the Carlos Museum welcome Amitav Ghosh to speak about humanity’s failure to grasp the scale and violence of climate change and the ways in which his most recent works, The Great Derangement and the novel Gun Island, attempt to shift our collective thinking about one of the most urgent issues of our time.

This program is made possible through the generous financial support of the Sheth Family Foundation, Goizueta Global Strategy and Initiatives, and the Michael C. Carlos Museum.