The Jewel In The Crown by Paul Scott

BOOK 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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The 1614th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 81st on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)

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Jewel in the Crown Hardcover 5844535 $17.68 1985
LA Joya De LA Corona 2: El Dia Del Escorpion/Jewel in the Crown : Day of the Scorpion (Spanish Edition) Paperback 17077787 $78.99 1985
Jewel in the Crown: a Novel (Raj Quartet, Vol, 1) Hardcover 5275472 $1.77
LA Joya De LA Corona 4: Reparto De Despojos/Jewel in the Crown : A Division of Spoils (Spanish Edition) Paperback 1512207 $12.25 $13.02 1985
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