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The Glass Palace

Author : Ghosh
ISBN : 0670082201
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The Glass Palace Begins With The Shattering Of The Kingdom Of Burma, And Tells The Story Of A People, A Fortune, And A Family And Its Fate. It Traces The Life Of Rajkumar, A Poor Indian Boy, Who Is Lifted On The Tides Of Political And Social Turmoil To Build An Empire In The Burmese Teak Forest. When British Soldiers Force The Royal Family Out Of The Glass Palace, During The Invasion Of 1885, He Falls In Love With Dolly, An Attendant At The Palace. Years Later, Unable To Forget Her, Rajkumar Goes In Search Of His Love. Through This Brilliant And Impassioned Story Of Love And War, Amitav Ghosh Presents A Ruthless Appraisal Of The Horrors Of Colonialism And Capitalist Exploitation. Click Here To Visit The Amitav Ghosh Website

The Glass Palace

Author : Nasser M. Beydoun
ISBN : 9780875869568
Genre : Political Science
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Is Qatar actually a suitable ally or a legitimate partner for the United States? Under Qatari labor law, foreign workers are actually owned, for all practical purposes, by their Qatari sponsors in a system akin to slavery. This book chronicles the experience of an American executive working in Qatar and delves into Qatar?''s feudal work-sponsorship system, showing that an economic great leap forward is not necessarily accompanied by modernization, despite superficial emblems; that prosperity and democracy need not go hand in hand; and that being a US ally may be totally unrelated to any notion of human rights or personal liberties. There are other Western expats still trapped in Qatar. Yet American workers, students and others blithely interact with Qatar as if it were a ?normal? (i.e., Westernized) nation where one may navigate with confidence. It is nothing of the sort. In the meantime Qatar, under the leadership of an emir who overthrew his own father, is fostering international unrest across the entire Arab world, while racing to build a modern-looking city from scratch. Some of the economic, environmental and demographic assumptions underlying these plans are worthy of another 1000 tales from Arabia. American businessman Nasser Beydoun found out for himself how quickly the Qataris are moving when he embarked on an exciting new career path, leaving his hometown of Dearborn, Michigan, to move to Qatar to manage the opening of several chain restaurants as part of the sudden economic boom there. It didn''t take long for the deal to turn sour, but Beydoun didn''t realize the extent of his problem until he tried to leave the country OCo and was stopped at the border. In this book he paints a general picture of life in this fantastical realm while relaying his personal struggle to escape a legal runaround worthy of Kafka''s best novels."
Category: Political Science

The Glass Palace

Author : Saviour Pirotta
ISBN : 1597710784
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Presents two tales to compare and contrast, the first from the Middle East and the second one from Germany.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Glass Palace Chronicle

Author : Patricia Le Roy
ISBN : 074993154X
Genre : Burma
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Praise for Patricia le Roy and The Angels of Russia: A sweeping contemporary historical romance...gripping, The Times Literary Supplement Pacey thriller...fascinating: full of surprises and strong characters The Bookseller
Category: Burma

What Shall We Do With The Glass Palace

Author : Spiridione Gambardella
ISBN : MINN:319510008975602
Genre : Crystal Palace (London, England)
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Amitav Ghosh

Author : Shubha Tiwari
ISBN : 812690299X
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The Present Venture Is A Commentary On The Books Of Amitav Ghosh. It Is Written With A Purpose To Explain The Ideas That Move These Books. Ghosh, Like Other Great Writers, Writes Out Of Conviction. Each Of His Books Is Driven By His Commitment To Certain Opinions. For Example, The Spirit Of The Glass Palace Is Anti-Colonial. The Shadow Lines Is Against Artificial International Borders. The Calcutta Chromosome Is Written With A Purpose To Undo The Western Sense Of Superiority And Its Monopoly Over Scientific Research. An Effort Has Been Made To Reach Out To The Substance Of The Books By Amitav Ghosh. Written In A Remarkably Lucid And Flowing Prose, The Book May Be Useful To Those Who Are Interested In Analyzing The Works Of Amitav Ghosh From Different Perspectives.

Glass Palace

Author : Andy Weisskoff
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FINALIST, Children's Book of the Year Award, 2012, National Association of Elementary School Principals. "Weisskoff's debut middle-grade novel takes newly orphaned Mia through raw grief and custody battles with gentleness and skill. Packs real emotional weight into its slim pages and escapes the didactic tone of some 'issue' novels. A promising debut in realistic youth fiction." -- Kirkus Reviews "Evenly paced, well-written and thoroughly engaging, Glass Palace is sensitive in its treatment of all the characters and is compassionate from beginning to end." -- The Therapist (Magazine of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists) Everything's going great for Mia in her hometown of Oakland, California. She and her best friend Samantha just started sixth grade and Mrs. Griffith is already their favorite teacher ever. After school, Mia tends her own garden behind her grandpa's house. And on clear nights, she and her dad take turns peering into her telescope, tracking planets across the starry sky. Then, on Mia's twelfth birthday, her mom and dad are killed in a car accident. And everything falls apart. As if it's not bad enough to lose your parents, Mia's grandparents start fighting over where she's going to live next. Her New York grandparents want her to move all the way across the country to live with them. Immediately! And for some reason, the grandpa she knows and loves best isn't trying to stop them. Unless Mia can find some way to slow things down, she's going to lose all that's left of her once perfect world. Ages 10 and up.

Amitav Ghosh

Author : Bibhash Choudhury
ISBN : 9788120351325
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Indian Writing in English has proliferated over the last few decades and has made a huge impact on English readers. Not only do the works of Indian authors writing in English find a place on the bestseller list, they are also receiving critical acclaim across the world. One of the most prolific postcolonial writers writing today, Amitav Ghosh has received many awards: The Circle of Reason winning the Prix Medici Etranger (one of France's top literary award), The Shadow Lines winning the Sahitya Akademi Award, and The Calcutta Chromosome bagging the Arthur C. Clarke Award for 1997. His later novels, Sea of Poppies, River of Smoke and Flood of Fire showcase his capacity for epic narration, with each of these texts in the Ibis series, exploring the layered dimensions of identity and cultural form. Now in its second edition, this book offers an anthology of critical essays, and deals with fictional as well as non-fictional works by Amitav Ghosh. It focuses on Ghosh's idea and theory of the novel, postcolonial rationality in The Circle of Reason, nationalism in the context of partition in The Shadow Lines, and the East-West encounter in The Calcutta Chromosome. Besides, it also discusses power structure operating within the narrative of The Glass Palace, and the question of space, identity and cultural difference in The Hungry Tide.

The Biggest Glass Palace In The World

Author : Ian Ritchie
ISBN : UOM:39015045692145
Genre : Architecture
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Hamzah & Yeang is a Kuala-Lumpur based architectural office famous for their development of the 'bioclimatic' skyscraper typology. The recently completed UMNO Tower in Penang marks a culmination of a long series of buildings based on a continuous process of research, design and development aimed at producing innovatory tall buildings that make maximum use of natural lighting and ventilation and that are commercially successful. This book provides complete documentation of a remarkable building, and the processes and research that produced it. Leon van Schaik's critical introduction provides the background to the firm's work and assesses the building's significance. Phil Jones from the University of Cardiff explains the theory behind the building's energy systems, and Ken Yeang describes his firm's methodology, making this book both a record of a building and of the processes that produced it.
Category: Architecture

Indian Writings In English

Author : Binod Mishra
ISBN : 8126905514
Genre : Indic literature (English)
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Since Its Inception In 19Th Century, Indian Writing In English Has Coruscated Worldwide And The English Works Of Indian Authors Have Been Highly Appreciated Even By The People Of English-Speaking Nations. Not Remaining Confined To The Restricted Gamut Of Themes And Style Of Olden Days, Indian Writing In English Has Made Its Dent In Myriad Human Concerns At The Hands Of Great Number Of Indian Writers.In The Present Anthology, A Sincere Attempt Has Been Made To Provide An In-Depth Study Of The Works Of Reputed Indian Authors Like Bhabani Bhattacharya, Amitabh Ghosh, Shashi Tharoor, Raj Kamal Jha, Arundhati Roy, Jhumpa Lahiri, Shobha De, Manju Kapur, Anita Nair To Name But A Few. Aiming At Encouraging Variegated Opinions Without Conforming To Fixed And Rigorous Critical Canons, The Anthology Not Only Focuses On Novels But Also On The Other Forms Of Literature That Are Brilliant Evocation Of Historical, Philosophical And Social Issues Of Great Importance. It Also Traverses Through Psychological And Subliminal Issues. Contributors To The Present Anthology Have Explored The Varied Aspects Of Literary Works Of The Noted And Award-Winning Writers, Besides Analysing Critically And Impartially The Question Of Equal Rights For Women Raised By The Eminent Indian Writers In Their Works.It Is Hoped That Indian Writings In English Would Prove Indispensable For The Students Of English Literature And Would Even Appeal To Those Interested In The English Works Of Indian Writers. It Will Undoubtedly Enkindle In Readers An Avid Interest Towards Their Works And Also Help Them Sharpen Their Critical Understanding With Its Ample Food For Thought.
Category: Indic literature (English)

The Palace Of Glass

Author : Django Wexler
ISBN : 9781448172702
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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For Alice, danger threatens from inside the library as well as out. Having figured out the role her master and uncle, Geryon, played in her father's disappearance, Alice turns to Ending – the mysterious, magical giant feline and guardian of Geryon's library – for a spell to incapacitate Geryon. But, like all cats, Ending is adept at keeping secrets and Alice doesn't know the whole story. Once she traps Geryon with Ending's spell, there's no one to stop the other Readers from sending their apprentices to pillage Geryon's library. As Alice prepares to face an impending attack from the combined might of the Readers, she gathers what forces she can – the apprentices she once thought might be her friends, the magical creatures imprisoned in Geryon's library – not knowing who, if anyone, she can trust.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Fiction Across Borders

Author : Shameem Black
ISBN : 9780231520614
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Theorists of Orientalism and postcolonialism argue that novelists betray political and cultural anxieties when characterizing "the Other." Shameem Black takes a different stance. Turning a fresh eye toward several key contemporary novelists, she reveals how "border-crossing" fiction represents socially diverse groups without resorting to stereotype, idealization, or other forms of imaginative constraint. Focusing on the work of J. M. Coetzee, Amitav Ghosh, Jeffrey Eugenides, Ruth Ozeki, Charles Johnson, Gish Jen, and Rupa Bajwa, Black introduces an interpretative lens that captures the ways in which these authors envision an ethics of representing social difference. They not only offer sympathetic portrayals of the lives of others but also detail the processes of imagining social difference. Whether depicting the multilingual worlds of South and Southeast Asia, the exportation of American culture abroad, or the racial tension of postapartheid South Africa, these transcultural representations explore social and political hierarchies in constructive ways. Boldly confronting the orthodoxies of recent literary criticism, Fiction Across Borders builds upon such seminal works as Edward Said's Orientalism and offers a provocative new study of the late twentieth-century novel.
Category: Literary Criticism

Palace Of The People

Author : Jan Piggott
ISBN : 1850657270
Genre : Exhibition buildings
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This book traces the rise and fall of what became known as 'The People's Palace', the Crystal Palace at Sydenham in South London.
Category: Exhibition buildings

Sutro S Glass Palace

Author : John A. Martini
ISBN : 097614946X
Genre : History
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The story of a vanished but enduring piece of San Francisco history, illustrated with historic photographs and new artwork. Opened in 1894, the Baths contained seven swimming pools, a museum, restaurants, tropical plants, promenades, and seating for thousands; it burned in 1966. The site still attracts visitors who come to explore its concrete ruins and mysterious tunnels.--Publisher.
Category: History

Amitav Ghosh

Author : Brinda Bose
ISBN : UOM:39015052962514
Genre : Novel
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Amitav Ghosh: Critical Perspectives Presents A Wide Range Of Incisive Scholarly Criticism On The Eminent Indian Writer'S Work To Date. With An Introduction That Places Amitav Ghosh In The Context Of His Historical/Cultural/ Social/Political Times, This Anthology Brings Together Both Established And New Critics In Their Perceptive Grasp Of Ghosh'S Extraordinary Oeuvre Of Fiction, Staring From The Circle Of Reason(1986) Through The Shadow Lines(1988), In An Antique Land(1992)And The Calcutta Chromosome(1996) To The Fairly Recent The Glass Palace(2000), Ghosh'S Best-Known And Most Influential Piece Of Political Writing. A Greater Emphasis Is Placed On The Shadow Lines And In An Antique Land, Which Have Received The Widest Critical Attention And Are, As Yet, The Ghosh Text Most Taught In University Courses Across The World. An Innovative 'Pedagogy' Section In This Collection Also Explores These Texts From Both Teachers' And Students' Perspectives, As They Play Out In Classrooms At Locations As Far Apart As Delhi And The American Mid-West. An Interview With Amitav Ghosh Animates This Anthology With An Authorial Intervention That - Perhaps Unwittingly - Both Validates And Questions The Praxis Of Literary Critism Today In Its Peculiarly Postmodern Predicament.
Category: Novel