River of smoke 2011 is a novel by indian novelist amitav ghosh it is the second volume of the ibis trilogy synopsis the promotional text refers to the storyline which can be summarized as follows after the incidents on ibis which was caught in a storm and eventually ended up in mauritius but with a few passengers less the story help in . River of smoke continues amitav ghosh fascinating historical mutli cultural multi lingual story this is the second book of the ibis trilogy i strongly recommend reading the first book sea of poppies first i made the mistake of reading river of smoke first went back and read sea of poppies then re read river of smoke. River of smoke paints a picture of a time when the major powers of the world are making big bucks shipping opium into china the risks are not so bad and the pay off is high river of smoke is rich in visual detail as you ho. River of smoke hb 9780719568985 tpb 9780719568992 pb 9780719568893 ebook 9781848545175 in september 1838 a storm blows up on the indian ocean and the ibis a ship carrying a consignment of convicts and indentured laborers from calcutta to mauritius is caught up in the whirlwindwhen the seas settle five men have disappeared two lascars two convicts and one of the passengers. River of smoke npr coverage of river of smoke by amitav ghosh news author interviews critics picks and more
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