Sea of Poppies

Sun 28 November 2021 by Thejaswi Puthraya

One of the exports from the British trading outposts in India was Poppy. The other and least discussed item was "indentured labour". This labour was shipped to their other colonies to act as the muscle.

The Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh is a collage of poignant stories that intersect on a ship that generally shipped poppy.