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s near-epidemic scale of the disease which left over 5, is set mainly in Calcutta and Bombay. Most of the action takes place at these locations or aboard the three ships which have transported these figures from India: Ibis,Anahita and Hind The first two vessels are already familiar to us from the earlier novels while the Hind is a new addition Ghosh the historian now completely takes over to recount the violence inflicted on the Chinese people during the military assault of 1841 The entire narrative is as expected based on painstaking research The British mobilised force on a large scale unleashing the firepower of their advanced warships of which the most formidable was the iron-clad steam-propelled frigate named inappropriately (from the Chinese point of view) Nemesis We witness most of the campaign through the eyes of Kesri Singh Amidst the bloodshed a bewildered Kesri pauses to reflect “So much death; so much destruction — and that too visited upon a people who had neither attacked or harmed the men who were so intent on engulfing them in this flood of fire” (p505) The outcome of the conflict is of course well known: “No longer would tyrants be able to stamp the label of ‘smuggler’ upon honest opium traders” (p283) The novel stops just short of the final confrontation of 1842 that came to an end with the treaty of Nanjing which formally facilitated the import of opium into China As in any literary work of epic proportions there are several relatively minor characters in Flood of Fire too all of them fascinating in their own way There are for instance the fifers Dicky and Raju They are part of the squad of “banjee-boys” small kids recruited mainly from among “Eurasians” The experiences of banjee-boys have hardly been noticed in mainstream historical scholarship on the Company’s army Without opium it has been said “there may have been no empire at all” Nevertheless declining interest in economic history in recent years has been accompanied by scholarly amnesia about the linkages between opium and colonialism Significantly it is an eminent writer of fiction who has redirected attention to the place of opium in the scheme of empire At a time when we are being told by apologists that imperialism has been a benign historical force Ghosh’s trilogy demonstrates the utter inanity of such an argument It also compels us to think about the complicity of some of the subjects of the British Indian empire in the colonial subjugation of China Amar Farooqui is the author of Opium City — The Making of Early Victorian Bombay For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Los Angeles | Published: October 9 2012 3:56 pm Related News India’s “Barfi”directed by Anurag Basuis amongst the 71 films named for the 2012 Foreign Language Oscar categorythe Academy announced The moviestarring Ranbir KapoorPriyanka Chopra and Ileana D’Cruzwas highly appreciated in India and overseas and made a business of 100 crores Other foreign-language entries include the French hit “The Intouchables”from directors 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UN health agency Fukuda had made the point in response to mounting concerns that the WHO may have over reacted given that most swine flu cases have turned out to be mild The WHO had raised its pandemic alert level to five out of six last weeksignalling that a pandemic was “imminent” after the flu appeared to be spreading locally not just in Mexico but also in the United States The move prompted countries to activate their pandemic alertness plans Fukuda said when considering how to deal with such outbreaksthe WHO has to take into account the fact that in a full-blown pandemiceven if only a small percentage of people were to develop serious illness or die from the diseaseit would translate into a large absolute number of people Fukuda stressed however that his estimate was based on past pandemics and that “we live in a different world” For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Jammu | Published: December 3 2010 3:24 pm Related News Suspected Hizbul Mujahideen militant from PakistanAbdullah Inquilabiwho was arrested last month in Delhiis being interrogated by Jammu and Kashmir police at Joint Interrogation Centre in Rajouri district of the state After being handed over by Delhi police following his arrestAbdullah’s sustained interrogation has began in the JIC at Rajourisaid Senior Superintendent of Police Rajouri Ramesh Jhalla We expect major breakthroughs in various cases and also about the whereabouts of top militant leaderstheir hideouts and the weaponry dumped at different placesJalla saidadding besideswe will have a picture of over ground workers and militant sympathisers in the area Inquilabi was caught by Delhi Police’s Special Cell from Deer Park on November 14 soon after he alighted from a bus The self-styled divisional commander of Hizbul Mujahideen in Rajouri district is wanted in several cases of killingsabductionsextortion and attacks on security forces He will be tried in the district court in 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