Writer Amitav Ghosh’s latest book, The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable, is an extended essay of sorts on climate change, the catastrophe unfolding around us and the conspiracy of silence around the dangers of it.
The book addresses the challenges of representing the complexity of climate change in literature and the responsibility of writers to document the extreme reality humans are now facing. He examines the inability at the level of literature, history and politics to grasp the scale and violence of climate change. Ghosh shows that the history of the carbon economy is a tangled global story with many contradictory and counterintuitive elements.
So let’s do:
1. The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable authored by whom?
Source – The Hindu