The Glass Palace has ratings and reviews. Jeanette said: Yes. This is why I read historical fiction. Amitav Ghosh devoted five years of hi. Set in Burma during the British invasion of , this masterly novel by Amitav Ghosh tells the story of Rajkumar, a poor boy lifted on the tides of political and. The Glass Palace There was only one person in the food-stall who knew exactly what that sound was that was rolling in across the plain, along the silver curve of .
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She was in her mid-thirties, more Burmese than Indian in appearance. The name of the novel derives from the Glass Palace Chroniclewhich is an old Burmese historical work commissioned by King Bagyidaw in We see a monumental change in her palacd when she returns to India from New York. View all 5 comments. The pair are married and settle in Burma. I have just finished one of my new favourite books! This superb story of love and war tue with the shattering of the kingdom of Burma and the igniting of a great and passionate love, and it goes on to tell the story of a people, a fortune, and a family and its fate.
Well- hgosh give this a 3 star, I guess, since at least they gave you 5 pages of maps before you started. Who’s to tell me you won’t do the same? Mar 30, Inderjit Sanghera rated it it was amazing.
Even purposed to all details of their eating in each and every ethnic factions’ food choices within different canteen halls. Its lines led the eye right through the city, past the bright red walls of the fort to the distant pagodas of Mandalay Hill, shining thee a string of white bells upon the slope. As for Ghosh, darling, it would be an immense delight to meet you in person; as far as the books goes I would delightfully adore them only through the display windows. How do you fight an enemy who fights with neither glasd nor anger but in submission to orders from superiors, without protest and without conscience?
Reading it, I learned a great deal.
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Now, why would someone mess up such a meticulous appetizing combination? Page There were quotations from Mahatma Gandhi and a passage that said: Rags to riches stories were lgass common among Indians in Burma. It’s a challenging read with a few dry patches in the early pages, becoming progressively more exciting and touching. Farrell in The Singapore Grip. It is not that bad.
The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh
His assumption is that you can keep that context of these families and generations in 3 countries within consistently moving locations for the same groups- straight. Amitav Ghosh came to the attention of the literary world earlier this year when he refused the Best Book Prize from the Commonwealth Foundation.
View all 7 comments. This was the case here as well. Feb 07, Jesse Field rated it it was ok. Ghosh sets the novel in the Bengal region, which straddles modern-day borders of India, Bangladesh, Burma, and Malaysia, demonstrating how the porous nature of these cultures mak The first person I recommended this book to was an English professor, who said she was immediately “transfixed.
The Glass Palace Hardback 1st edition cover. Mo Chan and some of the better Burmese context descriptions of the first half especially were excellent. The complexity of this tue is astounding. Especially, if the gooey cheese was a blend of Munster, Monterey jack and yellow cheddar; the bread not too soggy but aptly moisten by the beef gravy.
There, Thebaw lived out his days in exile. Beginning in Mandalay at the end of the nineteenth century, when the British forcibly deposed the Burmese King Thebaw and moved him and his family into exile in India, the novel addresses the enormous changes which took place in the country in the twentieth century. It might even be easier. Within the breadth of the topics of subject matters and depth of characters here in this book! Where do we see this pursuit played out?
Indeed, for much of the book, I felt I was reading a non-fiction history of Burma, India, and Malaya, told through the lives of characters w A Confluence of History and Romance With its close-printed pages and year time-span, Amitav Ghosh’s Hhosh Glass Palace is a novel of immense scope.
This is a very large scope and it is covered by disconnected chapters that are almost standalone essays. Why did you choose to ;alace the novel there?
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In the five years it took me to write The Glass Palace I read hundreds of books, memoirs, travelogues, gazetteers, articles and notebooks, published and unpublished; I traveled thousands of miles, visiting and re-visiting, so far as possible, all the settings and locations that figure in this novel And Ghosh manages to make subsequent generations of characters equally interesting. The seed of this book was brought to India long before my own lifetime by my father and my uncle, the late Jagat Chandra Datta of Rangood and Moulmein – ‘The Prince’ as he was known to his relatives.
How does this debate affect the course and scope amitqv the story? Sep 10, jordan rated it it was amazing.