anushaAnusha Rizvi, the celebrated director of Peepli [Live], is adapting  Sea Of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh and The Free Man by  Aman Sethi (Times of India)

After Peepli [Live], Anusha Rizvi and her husband Mahmood Farooqui had announced another film, Opium, based on the novel Sea Of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh.

Anusha told The Time of India that the script has been ready but they are still looking for financiers to back the project.

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Amitav Ghosh
Amitav Ghosh

Twentyfive years after his award- winning classic, “Shadow Lines” was published, author Amitav Ghosh is celebrating with a special collectors’ edition of the novel.

Printed on special, high-quality paper, with a ribbon bookmark and a slip cover, a limited edition of the book, first brought out in 1988 would be republished by Penguin India on September 13.

Writer Ma Thida. (Thiri Lu/The Myanmar Times)
Writer Ma Thida. (Thiri Lu/The Myanmar Times)

In 2009, writer Ma Thida attended Brown University in the United States as a fellow of the International Writers Project.

During her stay the university organised an event called There Will Still Be Light: A Freedom to Write Literary Festival, and declared their plans to invite Bengali writer Amitav Ghosh, author of the novel The Glass Palace.

Ma Thida suggested that well-known Myanmar novelist Nay Win Myint also be invited, but when the organisers tried to find information about the writer on the internet they came up empty. There was simply no information about Nay Win Myint that had been posted online in the English language.

This was despite the fact that in his home country he had published nearly 200 short stories, as well as novels, travelogues, translations and more. He had also won the National Literary Prize in 2007.