The Raj Quartet, Volume 2: The Day of the Scorpion [NOOK Book]

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In The Day of the Scorpion, Scott draws us deeper in to his epic of India at the close of World War II. With force and subtlety, he recreates both private ambition and perversity, and the politics of an entire subcontinent at a turning point in history.

As the scorpian, encircled by a ring of fire, will sting itself to death, so does the British raj hasten its own destruction when threatened by the flames of Indian independence. Brutal ...
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The Raj Quartet, Volume 2: The Day of the Scorpion

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Overview

In The Day of the Scorpion, Scott draws us deeper in to his epic of India at the close of World War II. With force and subtlety, he recreates both private ambition and perversity, and the politics of an entire subcontinent at a turning point in history.

As the scorpian, encircled by a ring of fire, will sting itself to death, so does the British raj hasten its own destruction when threatened by the flames of Indian independence. Brutal repression and imprisonment of India's leaders cannot still the cry for home rule. And in the midst of chaos, the English Laytons withdraw from a world they no longer know to seek solace in denial, drink, and madness.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226028330
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 8/5/2011
  • Series: Phoenix Fiction , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 493
  • Sales rank: 220,800
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Paul Scott (1920-78), born in London, held a commission in the Indian army during World War II. His many novels include Johnnie Sabib, The Chinese Love Pavilion, and Staying On.
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Table of Contents

Prologue
Book One: The Prisoners in the Fort
Part One - An Arrest
Part Two - A History
Part Three - A Wedding
Book Two: Orders of Release
Part One - The Situation
Part Two - A Christening
Epilogue
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2014

    The Long and Stormy Divorce of Britain and India, continued

    Many years after reading The Jewel in the Crown, and watching the excellent television series, I finally delved into the remaining three volumes of the Raj Quartet. All the principal characters from "Jewel" reappear, although told from various perspectives as they were experienced by other protagonists. Daphne Manners and her Indian lover Hari Kumar are still the thread weaving the narrative together. Their tragic last moments in the Bibighar Garden on the night when revolution erupted across the country, become a shadow play behind the screen of Indian history and world war.
    The Jewel in the Crown is a challenging read, as Paul Scott strove to lay out the complex relations between the British, Gandhi's faction, the Indian Congress party, hundreds of major and minor princes and maharajas, hindus, muslims and the millions of ordinary Indians. All the while, the main characters struggle through their lives and relationships.
    The Day of the Scorpion is much shorter, and maintains a much better balance between history, cultural clashes, and individual human experience. "Scorpion" also expands the telling of the central story of love and tragedy, while retaining a captivating mixture of suspense and surprise.
    If you enjoyed "Jewel" The Day of the Scorpion is a definite second course -- drawing you on toward the third and fourth volumes of the series.

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