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FREE DOWNLOAD The Glass Palace 108 Ä Birma november 1885 Het onafhankelijke koninkrijk Birma wordt door de Engelsen verslagen en bij India gevoegd Het glazen paleis eens de trots van Birma wordt leeggeroofd Een van de plunderaars de jonge Indier Rajkumar raakt diep onder de indruk van de hofhoudingDe koning wordt gedwongen om met zijn gezin naar een onherbHofhoudingDe koning wordt gedwongen om met zijn gezin naar een onherbergzame plaats in India te verhuizen en het hofmeisje besluit hem te volgen Terwijl de wereld om haar heen onafwendbaar verandert blijft zij gevangen in een web van geheimzinnige ho. Amitav Ghosh tells the story of a family and the tumultuous history of Burma Myanmar Burma is a country ravaged by war for than fifty years which only became a delicate new democracy in 2015 Beautiful people in The Golden Land live amidst the most scenic places on earth It's teak forests gold rubber and other natural resources formed part of the colonial land grabbing in the 1800s having Britain as their ruler for than 100 years Kipling's visit to Rangoon in Burma inspired his poem Mandalay in 1890 This is a beautiful book An atmospheric picturesue tale of a family's struggles through decades probably eighty years to survive the politics and social revolt in a country ravaged by greed and expansionism A wealth of characters form the backbone of the saga Rahkumar and Dolly are the main characters starting out the journey for themselves and their descendants Amitav Gosh not only captured the battle on the streets in public suares battlefields palaces and gardens he went into the houses intruding violating privacy to bring this tale alive An excellent historical fiction experience So well written and so detailed Mindblowing The only reason why I don't rate it higher is because it was too long But by gosh it would not have been the same read if much of the scenic background and social dynamics were not added to all the different strains of each character's life uote from the book politics has invaded everything spared nothing religion art family it has taken over everything there is no escape from it and yet what could be trivial in the end A really great read

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Birma november 1885 Het onafhankelijke koninkrijk Birma wordt door de Engelsen verslagen en bij India gevoegd Het glazen paleis eens de trots van Birma wordt leeggeroofd Een van de plunderaars de jonge Indier Rajkumar raakt diep onder de indruk van de. Yes This is why I read historical fiction Amitav Ghosh devoted five years of his life to the travel research and writing reuired to tell this story It follows the mingled fates of three families and three countries Burma India and Malaya from 1885 through the mid 1990s The story begins with the British takeover of the kingdom of Burma as its king and ueen are exiled to a remote compound in India Through the lives of the orphan Rajkumar his mentor Saya John the girl Dolly and her friend Uma this sweeping tale explores the intricacies of colonialism wars divided loyalties race relations and the exploitation of subjugated peoples and their natural resources The complexity of this work is astounding Ghosh displays a deep understanding of local cultures and sentiments as well as of world history and politics It's a challenging read with a few dry patches in the early pages becoming progressively exciting and touching I finished the last 135 pages all in one go I love the way Ghosh allows the family histories to cycle back around as Jaya searches for connections with her relatives and traces their legacy of courage and love successes and sacrifices I cried and cried

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The Glass PalaceFrituelen Het is Rajkumar die haar daaruit bevrijdt Hij heeft haar niet kunnen vergeten en brengt haar na jaren van ballingschap terug naar Birma Maar hun geluk wordt al snel op de proef gesteld door de dreiging van de een nieuwe agressor in Birma Jap. The first person I recommended this book to was an English professor who said she was immediately transfixed Undoubtedly Amitav Ghosh's masterpiece his other novels do not even compare The Glass Palace is an epic that takes place over three generations of a multi ethnic and multi class families in Southeast Asia Ghosh sets the novel in the Bengal region which straddles modern day borders of India Bangladesh Burma and Malaysia demonstrating how the porous nature of these cultures makes a significant argument against the arbitrary boundaries drawn during the colonial eras The Glass Palace is both a critiue and celebration of modernity wrought through dynamic characters you come to know as family indubitable historical descriptions that you feel Ghosh knows intimately and myriad images smells sounds and feeling compiled through a kind of snapshot montage Regardless of your personal history reading The Glass Palace is like leafing through your own family's photo album