International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 6, Part R (2017)
Portrayal of colonial consequences in Amitav Ghosh’s the Glass Palace
Amitav Ghosh is a leading literary luminary in the contemporary English literature. He mainly deals the issues like colonial ways of exploitation, immigration, indentured labour, search for identity, longing for home, cross cultural relations in this works. As a diasporic writer of Indian origin, Ghosh presents the colonial past from the post colonial perspective in his award winning literary master piece, The Glass Palace (2000). The annexation of Burma by the brutal ways of the British and its consequences are depicted scholarly by Amitav Ghosh in this novel. The article highlights the plight of the displaced people including the royal family of Burma and the cultural trauma that follows in the lives of the displaced people due to the colonization of Burma. Amitav Ghosh reconstructs the colonial past of Burma, India, Thailand and Malaya from the postcolonial view.
How to cite this article:
Ganta Srinivasulu. Portrayal of colonial consequences in Amitav Ghosh’s the Glass Palace. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(6):1302-1304.