The Jewel in the Crown
By (author) Paul Scott
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Jewel in the Crown by Paul Scott
Book DescriptionBOOK ONE OF THE RAJ QUARTET India 1942: everything is in flux. World War II has shown that the British are not invincible and the self-rule lobby is gaining many supporters. Against this background, Daphne Manners, a young English girl, is brutally raped in the Bibighat Gardens. The racism, brutality and hatred launched upon the head of her young Indian lover echo the dreadful violence perpetrated on Daphne and 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099439967
(198mm x 129mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Jan-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Paul Scott
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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