July 28, 2009 § 14 Comments

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The book takes us into the lives of three generations. The central character being Rajkumar . The book starts with the erstwhile Burmese empire being annexed into British India , where , as the rulers are on their way into exile Rajkumar (then about 11) falls in love with Dolly(about 10) one of their servants. Many years later , he goes to Ratnagiri(where the former ruler of Burma lives in exile) , finds Dolly and marries her. The story then evolves as it follows their children and then their grandchild.



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§ 14 Responses to THE GLASS PALACE BY AMITAV GHOSH(book review)

  • Kiran says:

    Nice review. Hoping to locate this book in the local community library.

  • monikamanchanda says:

    i have read this book and loved it to the core infact i am a huge amitav gosh fan….

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  • Reema says:

    nice review!

  • Interesting. Especially when fiction writers write with a non-fiction blend, it becomes a very good book. I will definitely read this one, I like the theme of the book too.

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  • kanagu says:

    Again a very nice review vishesh.. 🙂
    when fiction blends with the non-fictional details it becomes interesting read for us 🙂 hope I will read this book soon 🙂

  • Aarti says:

    Good book.. read Hungry tide? even better!!! 🙂

  • Smita says:

    Looks like an interesting read. But will pick it only after I have finished the two other books I have from the author, i.e. Hungry Tide & Sea of Poppies!!!

  • @kiran: 😀 its a good read 🙂

    @monika: hi-fi!

    @reema: 🙂

    @DI: am sure you will enjoy it 🙂

    @kanugu: 😀 😀

    @aarti : yup , loved it 🙂

    @smita: ha ha , have to get sea of poppies…no paperback is there though..

  • Nita says:

    well written Vishesh. I have not read this book but have heard good things about it.

  • sakhi says:

    hmmm… previous review you gave 5/5 and this one gets 9/10! Are you too liberal in giving the stars or you enjoy almost anything that you read! 😯

    ya well I can’t finish books which aren’t interesting and nice to read 😛


  • lostworld says:

    Hi.. This is the first time I’m visiting your page. I like it 🙂

    Very good review. I’m a bookworm – tempted to get a copy and read this one.


  • raymond says:

    Read The Hungry Tide … Loved it…
    Bought The Glass Palace … Not so Good.
    There is no central character in the story.. the focus of the story keeps shifting from one person to another .. there are so many characters that one can never closely relate or sympathize with a particular one …

  • raymond says:

    Though i must add that a few parts of the book are exceptional and a must read…

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