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Amitav Ghosh

The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh (Hardcover)

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“The Glass Palace” is indeed a historical novel written by Amitav Ghosh. It was published in 2000. The novel spans several generations and explores themes such as colonialism, war, love, and family, set against the backdrop of Burma (now Myanmar), India, and Malaysia.

“The Glass Palace” tells the story of Rajkumar, a poor Indian boy who rises to prominence in the teak trade in Burma. The narrative weaves together the lives of various characters, including Dolly, a woman from Burma who becomes a part of Rajkumar’s life, and Uma, a young woman living in India during the time of British rule.

The novel provides a historical and cultural perspective on the British colonization of Southeast Asia and the impact it had on the lives of individuals and nations. It explores themes of identity, displacement, and the struggles faced by individuals and communities during times of political and social change.

“The Glass Palace” received critical acclaim for its vivid storytelling, intricate plot, and its ability to bring historical events to life. It is considered one of Amitav Ghosh’s notable works and has garnered international recognition.


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