The Jewel in the Crown
No set of novels so richly recreates the last days of India under British rule—"two nations locked in an imperial embrace"—as Paul Scott's historical tour de force, The Raj Quartet. The Jewel in the Crown opens in 1942 as the British fear both Japanese invasion and Indian demands for... show more
No set of novels so richly recreates the last days of India under British rule—"two nations locked in an imperial embrace"—as Paul Scott's historical tour de force, The Raj Quartet. The Jewel in the Crown opens in 1942 as the British fear both Japanese invasion and Indian demands for independence. On the night after the Indian Congress Party votes to support Ghandi, riots break out and an ambitious police sargeant arrests a young Indian for the alleged rape of the woman they both love.
Publish date: May 22nd 1998
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Pages no: 472
Edition language: English
Series: The Raj Quartet (#1)
India is The Jewel in the Crown. It signified the Crown's most precious dominion of the Victorian era - its control, forced conformity, "civilizing" and exploitation of India. Missionary Edwina Crane's semiallegorical picture titled "The Jewel in Her Crown" In 1942, the end of Em...
well, this book is intense.with the colonial backdrop,this book harbours a love story.this book is all about daphne and hari.although the protagonist arrives late in the story,the way in which story builds is fabulous.there are lots of character in this story and every one is described in detail....
“English is the language of a people who have probably earned their reputation for perfidy and hypocrisy because their language itself is so flexible, so often light-headed with with statements which appear to mean one thing one year and quite a different thing the next.” Whenever I run into someone...
It would not be an exaggeration to say that this is the most awesome novel which I have read about British India. The story is gripping: the language poetic ("the indigo dreams of flowers fallen asleep", to recall a phrase which lingers in the memory): and the characterisation near flawless. Even ...