Amitav Ghosh’s The Glass Palace – Adamantine but Brittle

  • Silvia P Deenadhayalan Research Scholar


Amitav Ghosh’s The Glass palace is a historical novel set in
Burma, India and Malay. The novel spans three generations and three nations over a period of
a century from the fall of the Ava Kingdom in Mandalay through the Second World War to
modern times. In the novel Ghosh employs a collage of fiction, memory and history to
reconstruct the past in the present society of the postcolonial situation. The novel treats
several postcolonial issues like indentured labour, mimicry, cohabitation, fragmented
consciousness, cultural hierarchies, crisis of identity, interstitial nature of culture, valorization
of constructivism etc. The thrust of this paper is to elaborate the view that The Glass Palace is
an attempt to recover the viewpoint of the colonised subjects

How to Cite
DEENADHAYALAN, Silvia P. Amitav Ghosh’s The Glass Palace – Adamantine but Brittle. IJELLH (International Journal of English Language, Literature in Humanities), [S.l.], v. 6, n. 2, p. 6, feb. 2018. ISSN 2321-7065. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 17 mar. 2018.