The Glass Palace

The Glass Palace (English, Hardcover, Ghosh Amitav)

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The Glass Palace  (English, Hardcover, Ghosh Amitav)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd
    • Genre: Fiction
    • ISBN: 9780670082209, 9780670082209
    • Pages: 600
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    The Glass Palace is a vibrantly detailed family saga set in south-central Asia against the tumultuous background of the twentieth century.

    Summary of the Book

    The Glass Palace written by Amitav Ghosh is set primarily in Burma and India. The novel explores the evolving history of these regions before and during the troubled years of the Second World War and India's independence struggle. The protagonist of the story is Rajkumar, an Indian shop boy orphaned in Mandalay. On the eve of the 1885 British invasion, he falls in love with Dolly, a beautiful handmaiden to the Queen of Burma. The British send Burma's King Thibaw and his loyal court, along with the young handmaiden, into exile in India. In the meanwhile, Rajkumar who is left behind in Burma manages to build a thriving lumber business in the growing teak trade. He finally sets off to India to find Dolly, the only woman he has ever loved. The long years in exile have devastated the royal family, leaving Dolly as their only servant. With the help of the colonial administrator's wife, Uma Dey, Rajkumar convinces Dolly to return to Burma and marry him. But shortly after her departure everything falls apart. The author takes the readers on a journey across Burma and India, from India’s fight for independence to Burma’s downfall and its transformation into Myanmar under a military dictatorship.

    About Amitav Ghosh

    Amitav Ghosh is a Bengali Indian author. Ghosh was born in Calcutta and completed his education from The Doon School, St. Stephen’s College, Delhi School of Economics and Oxford University. He was awarded the Padma Shri by the Indian Government in 2007. He has penned down books like The Circle of Reason, The Hungry Tide, The Calcutta Chromosome and River of Smoke. He is currently based out of New York where he resides with his wife, Deborah Baker.

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    • 204 mm
    Length
    • 132 mm
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    Ratings & Reviews
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    5

    A Gripping Historic Tale Connecting Many Lives

    I always half-liked Amitav Ghosh's writings, mostly Hungry Tide and Calcutta Chromosome, which was okay. But Glass Palace is different. It has a certain magnetism in it. It gripped me long enough to read till Page 290 in 2 days. The story is based on a critical point in History( the WW II ). It is a worth-read for those interested in History as well as life histories. Best till far among the author's writings.
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    Chayan Roychoudhury

    May, 2013

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    5

    Across centuries, a beautiful peice of work

    The book travels 100 years and its an exhilarating journey. I recently started reading Amitav Ghosh and I found The Glass Palace a beautiful and deeply engrossing read.

    Amitav is a master story teller and weaves intricate patterns, across countries and years and keeps the reader moving within the universe he creates.

    Highly recommended
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    Sandeep R

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    Aug, 2014

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    You surely don't want to miss it

    The Glass Palace, a book all the readers wouldn't want to miss. Every single detail in the book is breathtaking and beautiful. The way Amitav uses the words, it's just an amazing mystery.
    Each and every emotion is painted beautifully with words.
    The description of the Second world war and its effects on Burma, camaraderie, love and unspoken emotions, wont let you keep the book down.
    A book with an ending which no one can actually think of.
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    Ronit Sircar

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    Apr, 2014

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    A very special historical novel

    A very special historical novel about changing times in Mandalay, Burma. Set in the early 20th century, the book traverses through the changing economic landscape of the period in Burma, India and the British wars. A work of highest order from the fertile pen of Amitav Ghosh. I am mad about his writings.
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    Arindam Moulick

    Oct, 2011

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    Worth the money

    Good. Hard cover
    Pages yellow😞
    Edges not smooth.
    Cant say for sure it's not pirated.
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    ARYAN SINHA

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    1 month ago

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    Fabulous!

    Good book
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    Amit Dolui

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    2 months ago

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    Decent product

    The actual cover of the book does not match the picture and the quality of the pages are not up to the mark.
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    Shovan Nayak

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    5 months ago

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    the glass palace by amitav ghosh

    The delivery was done perfectly but i would suggest u to provide a plastic cover or something like to cover the book from getting damaged .
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    Dhruva Patwa

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    Jul, 2014

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