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The jewel in the crown

By: Scott, Paul

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Part of the The Raj quartet ; bk. 1 series
0099439964 / 9780099439967
Paperback
823.914
29/01/1996
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20 cm 517 p.
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Heinemann, 1966.

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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FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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