The Jewel in the Crown

The Jewel in the Crown

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by Paul Scott
     
 

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The opening title of Paul Scott’s masterpiece, The Raj Quartet.

India 1942: WWII has shown that England is not invincible, and the self-rule lobby in India is growing. Against this background, Daphne Manners, a young English girl, is brutally raped in the Bibighat Gardens. The racism, brutality and hatred heaped upon her young Indian lover reveal the

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The opening title of Paul Scott’s masterpiece, The Raj Quartet.

India 1942: WWII has shown that England is not invincible, and the self-rule lobby in India is growing. Against this background, Daphne Manners, a young English girl, is brutally raped in the Bibighat Gardens. The racism, brutality and hatred heaped upon her young Indian lover reveal the desperate state of Anglo-Indian relations. The rift that will eventually prise India — the jewel in the Imperial Crown — from colonial rule is beginning to gape wide.

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“A mighty literary experience.”
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“Quite simply, monumental.”
Washington Post

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780099439967
Publisher:
Random House UK
Publication date:
07/04/2003
Series:
Raj Quartet Series, #1
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.06(d)

Meet the Author

PAUL SCOTT was born in London in 1920. He served in the army from 1940 to 1946, mainly in India and Malaya. He is the author of thirteen distinguished novels including his famous The Raj Quartet. In 1977, Staying On won the Booker Prize. Paul Scott died in 1978.

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