The Raj Quartet

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 95 ratings

The Jewel in the Crown Summary

In the India of 1942, two rapes take place simultaneously - that of an English girl in Mayapore, and that of India by the British. In each, physical violence, racial animosity, the coercion of the weak by the strong all play their part, but playing a part too are love, affection, loyalty, and recognition that the last division of all to be overcome is the colour of the skin. The whole spectrum of Anglo-Indian relations is vividly evoked in a brilliant assessment of emotions, personal clashes and historical reasons that eventually prised India - the jewel in the Imperial Crown - from its setting.

©1966 N.E. Avery Scott (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Jewel in the Crown

    • Raj Quartet
    • By: Paul Scott
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    In the India of 1942, two rapes take place simultaneously - that of an English girl in Mayapore, and that of India by the British. In each, physical violence, racial animosity, the coercion of the weak by the strong all play their part, but playing a part too are love, affection, loyalty, and recognition that the last division of all to be overcome is the colour of the skin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good start - where's the rest of the Raj Quartet?

    • By K Bookworm on 27-02-15

    Regular price: £21.99

  • Book 2

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    • The Day of the Scorpion

    • The Raj Quartet, Book 2
    • By: Paul Scott
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  • Book 3

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    • The Towers of Silence

    • The Raj Quartet, Book 3
    • By: Paul Scott
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  • Book 4

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    • A Division of the Spoils

    • The Raj Quartet, Book 4
    • By: Paul Scott
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