Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Reading of The Glass Palace, novel by Amitav Ghosh – Nov 28, 2008

Indira, Jeena in blue crocs, KumKum, Amita, Talitha, Bobby 

In the midst of the Mumbai terror the Kochi Reading Group met to find some solace in literary matters. It was the reading of The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh, set in Burma, India, and Malaya, starting with the exile of King Thebaw of Burma and continuing beyond World War II.


Jeena reading, Indira and KumKum listening

 This was one of the most intense and interesting novel reading sessions ever held by us. And this, in spite of the fact that the majority of readers delivered a poor opinion of the novel. Their musings and the debates concerning the characters in the novel, and the themes addressed, may be read in the full account, linked below:
 Record of Reading on Nov 28, 2008 - The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh


 
 Thommo, Indira, Jeena, KumKum, Amita, Talitha, Bobby

The next session will be Poetry on Friday Jan 23, 2009 at 5:30 pm.

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1 comment:

Shipra said...

Though I am very familiar with the historical background of the novel, The Glass Palace; it certainly is not the type of book I would read for fun or pleasure.
But, it was quite an experience reading the book with our friends from KRG. Except Joe, the rest of us had volumes to speak against the book. Most definitely, we would not read another Amitav Ghosh very soon.
KumKum