The Glass Palace

by Amitav Ghosh | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 000651409x Global Overview for this book
Registered by Molyneux of Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on 2/10/2006
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Journal Entry 2 by Molyneux from Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Friday, February 10, 2006
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Journal Entry 3 by Mastulela from Nuneaton, Warwickshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 22, 2006
I have kept this back to read before wild releasing.

Journal Entry 4 by Mastulela at Nuneaton, Warwickshire United Kingdom on Friday, July 15, 2011
I have held onto this book for a long time before reading it. My TBR is horrendous.

This epic saga is worth reading. It covers the period from the British take-over of Burma to the the 1980's, narrated from an 'ex-pat' Indian perspective. It has been meticulously researched and covers the teak and rubber trade, in Burma and Malaya, The Indian Army and growth of the Indian Independance movements and the second world war. There was a lot I had never heard of, such as the 1941 Long March. Some aspects I could have done without, such as the description of Anthrax affecting elephants, but overall I was kept intrigued by the major characters such as Rajkumar and Dolly.

The debates within the Indian army, which split when the Japanese invaded with some remaining 'loyal' to the Crown and some fighting for the Japanese led to some of the saddest scenes in the book.

I am going to read some more of this author's work.

I intend to wild release it in Sainbury, Nuneaton this morning.

Journal Entry 5 by Mastulela at Sainsbury's in Nuneaton, Warwickshire United Kingdom on Friday, July 15, 2011

Released 13 yrs ago (7/15/2011 UTC) at Sainsbury's in Nuneaton, Warwickshire United Kingdom

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