The Glass Palace
Set in Burma during the British invasion of 1885, this masterly novel by Amitav Ghosh tells the story of Rajkumar, a poor boy lifted on the tides of political and social chaos, who goes on to create an empire in the Burmese teak forest. When soldiers force the royal family out of the Glass Palace... show more
Set in Burma during the British invasion of 1885, this masterly novel by Amitav Ghosh tells the story of Rajkumar, a poor boy lifted on the tides of political and social chaos, who goes on to create an empire in the Burmese teak forest. When soldiers force the royal family out of the Glass Palace and into exile, Rajkumar befriends Dolly, a young woman in the court of the Burmese Queen, whose love will shape his life. He cannot forget her, and years later, as a rich man, he goes in search of her. The struggles that have made Burma, India, and Malaya the places they are today are illuminated in this wonderful novel by the writer Chitra Divakaruni calls “a master storyteller.”
Publish date: February 12th 2002
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
‘The glass palace’, the title of the book which is as ambiguous as it gets, for not divulging anything about the book but in itself is a beautiful title to have . But just to be clear the title refers to the Burmese royal palace and this book is all about Burma and its struggle which makes her wh...
Set in Burma, India and Malaya in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, this epic story of a three generations bound by ties of family, business and friendship begins in 1885 in Mandalay with the overthrow of the last Burmese king by the British and ends in 1996 with an address by the Burmese pro-...
Ghosh is a masterful, powerful writer. His decriptions are some of the best...in fact they often substitute for dialogue and action. With a lesser skilled author, it would have ended up poorly. All I wanted was his lush description! However, by the end of the book, it did start to feel a bit burdens...
During my pre-vegetarian days, I used to find solace in a warm, juicy scrumptious steak n’ cheese sandwich washed down by a chilled Heineken. 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. It is p...