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The Glass Palace

The Glass Palace

by Amitav Ghosh
Paperback
Publication Date: 23/01/2002
RRP  $22.99 $22.75
The International Bestseller from the Man Booker Prize shortlisted author'An absorbing story of a world in transition' JM Coetzee'A Doctor Zhivago for the Far East' The Independent

Rajkumar is only another boy, helping on a market stall in the dusty square outside the royal palace, when the British force the Burmese King, Queen and all the Court into exile. He is rescued by the far-seeing Chinese merchant, and with him builds up a logging business in upper Burma. But haunted by his vision of the Royal Family, he journeys to the obscure town in India where they have been exiled.The story follows the fortunes - rubber estates in Malaya, businesses in Singapore, estates in Burma - which Rajkumar, with his Chinese, British and Burmese relations, friends and associates, builds up - from 1870 through the Second World War to the scattering of the extended family to New York and Thailand, London and Hong Kong in the post-war years.
ISBN:
9780006514091
9780006514091
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
23-01-2002
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
560
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x36mm
Weight:
0.38kg
Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta and grew up in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India. He studied at the universities of Delhi and Oxford, has taught at a number of institutions and written for many magazines. The first novel in the Ibis trilogy, Sea of Poppies, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2008. In 2015, Amitav Ghosh was named as a finalist of the Man Booker International Prize.

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