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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Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta in He was standing in the center of the stall, holding a pile of chipped ceramic bowls. Set in Burma during the British invasion ofthis 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.
Where and how do the two intersect? Unlike most long novels or multi-generational family epics, this one held me interested throughout, largely because whenever Ghosh allowed the tension to drop as a novelist, he picked it up as an historian. The best historical fiction books I’ve read integrated all three of these goals into a smooth and readable nar Most of the historical fiction books I’ve read have tried to do three things — evoke a sense of time and place, depict historical events through the eyes of their characters, and last and often least, unfortunately, even though this is ostensibly the reason to read a novel in the first placecreate multifaceted characters who are experiencing their own growth, development, and plot.
I love Amitav Ghosh, he is my favourite novelist currently. Over the course of the novel, the division between conquerors and conquered becomes increasingly hard to distinguish.
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There is a hidden pit I could fall into when writing this reaction. Forster amita – and read Ghosh’s latest, Sea of Poppies, which I loved. It follows the mingled fates of three families and three countries–Burma, India, and Malaya, from through the mids.
Reading this bo 4,5 This is the story about Burma from the British colonisation till the years after WWII and some hints to modern times. I actually learned stuff! What is the effect of focusing a novel of such grand, epic sweep, on members of common society?
She was busy frying vegetables, squinting at the smoking oil from the shelter of an upthrust arm. When the fort’s full immensity revealed itself, Rajkumar came to a halt in the middle of the road. For his age, Rajkumar was well travelled. What stood out for us, and there was a lot believe us – were the scenes depicting the Japanese invasion of Malaya during WW2. Pxlace may be history in the making, but the novel opens in the spirit of high romance.
So once again, he is only telling the British “baddie” side of the story. The Glass Palace tells gass Rajkumar, a poor boy lifted on the tides of political and social chaos, who creates an empire in the Burmese teak forest.
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Dec 09, Renata rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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 the Irrawaddy, to the western wall of Mandalay’s fort. Nov 13, Debbie rated it it was amazing. And because he was very dark it was hard to tell that his chin was as smooth as the palms of his hands, innocent of all but the faintest trace of fuzz.
That is the golden word here. View all 16 comments. Anchored securely in time and place, Palacd characters virtually leap off the page.
How does Ghosh reconcile the notions of personal identity and national identity? Regardless of your personal history, reading The Glass Palace is like leafing through your own family’s photo album.
Apr 01, Pages Buy. This book is epic in length and covers three generations of Indians in the countries of Malaya and Burma Amitag from until the end of the twentieth century.
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Regardless, it was well worth the time that this took me. Historical fiction is often a story written in an historical context. He no longer teaches and is currently writing the next volume of the Ibis Trilogy. He lowered his eyes and stood there stoically, kicking the dust until she was done.
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How do these individual cycles contribute to the overall structure of the novel? This is a very large scope and it is covered by disconnected chapters that are almost standalone essays. NOW where is this lady residing?