e next, in an instant when the world springs free from its moorings of dreams and reveals itself to be girdled in the pathways of survival and self-preservation”. “The Glass Palace” is one of the Gosh’s ambitious novels which are set on Burma, India and Malaya. Being a part of the land which was ruled by Britain’s for over a 100 year, Ghosh very forcefully focuses on the issues given birth by the colonial phase of the state. It unbeatably talks about the national impulses faced by Indian soldiers serving in British army (Ghosh, 2002).
This is a woven tapestry of the concerned issues of colonial approach like mutiny and special rule for women. One is never away from the astray of being caught up by the strong grip of the colonial narrative found in the novel. The novel is the verdict of the fact that the imperialism engulfs the narrative so of the land being ruled over and gives and portrays it with its very own language (Ghosh, 2002).
George Orwell’s “Burmese Days” is very much parallel to the voice of the narrative represented in “the Glass Palace”. The thing is not of being smarter or cleverer but this is about how the real native or the speaker is given secondary importance when given light upon by the white writers of colonial era. Post colonial approach has brought a new stream of consciousness which enabled people to peep through the real narratives of the land which were high jacked either by the foreign rule or through the socio-political pressure of the century. Thus Amitav is very much right in saying that a moment of power is eclipsed by the fantasy of the next one. When Britain’s hold the pen power, everything said and written about the brown people was on their ignorance, maltreatment ways and the poor conduct. No matter how rich and how provocative the culture of the land is, this is still unacceptable to these white people as it constitutes the theme of the “Burmese Days” as well where we find Dr. Veraswami attempting to