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Who is the author of the chapter the ghat of the only world?
When did Agha Shahid Ali speak about his death to Amitav Ghosh for the first time?
Amitav Ghosh heard the first mention of death Agha Ali after almost fourteen months of chronic illness. He had called him up to remind of a lunch scheduled for that day and while going through his appointment diary he had a blackout. It was then he referred to his death.
How did Agha Shahid Ali touch upon the subject of death and what did he ask the author to do?
What realization dawned on the author when Agha Shahid Ali told him to write about him?
How do some writers deal with grief and loss, according to Amitav Ghosh?
Why did Agha Shahid Ali want Ghosh to write about him?
How did Amitav Ghosh come to writing Shahid Ali’s obituary?
According to Shahid, what reasons would Amitav Ghosh have clung to in an attempt to avoid writing bout his friend?
Amitav Ghosh admired Agha Ali for his technique of writing. What did he find worthy of appreciation in Ali’s style of writing?
What factors led to a strong affinity between the author and the writer from Kashmir?
How did the knowledge of Agha Ali’s imminent death affect his conversation with Amitav Ghosh?
Shahid was truly a gregarious person. How did the author come to this conclusion?
Why does the author comment that the journey from the foyer of Shahid’s building to his door was a voyage between continents?
Shahid’s culinary skills were an added attraction to the man’s gregariousness. Comment.
How did James Merrill influence Shahid’s poetry?
Why did Shahid nurture a special passion for Kashmiri food in the Pandit style?
“Why can’t you be happy with the cuisines and the clothes and the music….?” What did Shahid rued about while making this comment?
Shahid was a passionate teacher. What evidence do you find in Ghosh’s obituary of Shahid Ali?
Why were Shahid’s trip to India filled with dependency and despair?
What impression of Shahid do you gather from the piece?
How do Shahid and the writer react to the knowledge that Shahid is going to die?
What was Amitav Ghosh's impression of Shahid as a writer poet?
Shahid was legendary for his prowess in the kitchen. Elucidate.
Why did Amitav Ghosh write about Shahid Ali although his association with him was for a very short time?

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