The Jewel in the Crown (The Raj Quartet, #1)

The Jewel in the Crown (The Raj Quartet, #1) 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 Mohatma Gandhi, Riots Break Out And An Ambitious Police Sargeant Arrests A Young Indian For The Alleged Rape Of The Woman They Both Love

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 470 pages
  • The Jewel in the Crown (The Raj Quartet, #1)
  • Paul Scott
  • English
  • 01 June 2018
  • 0380404109

10 thoughts on “The Jewel in the Crown (The Raj Quartet, #1)

  1. says:

    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 who has been to India, not just visited, but actually lived there I m always infinitely too curious and whenever anyone admits to being somewhere I haven t been I grill them Ronald Merrick style I 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 who has been to India, not just vis...

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    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 poeticthe indigo dreams of flowers fallen asleep , to recall a phrase which lingers in the memory and the characterisation near flawless Even afterthan twenty years I think it s nearer twenty five , I can recall the some scenes as if I had read the novel yesterday.Just look at how Scott starts the novel off Imagine, then, a flat landsc 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 poeticthe indigo dreams of flowers fallen asleep , to recall a phrase which lingers in the memory and the characterisation near flawless Even afterthan twenty years I think ...

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    Imagine, then, a flat landscape, dark for the moment, but even so conveying to a girl running in the still deeper shadows cast by the wall of the Bibighar Gardens an idea of immensity, of distance, such as years before Miss Crane had been conscious of standing where a lane ended and cultivation began a different landscape but also in the alluvial plain between the mountains of the north and the plateau of the south The first in Paul Scott s Raj Quartet, The Jewel in the Crown is a remarkableImagine, then, a flat landscape, dark for the moment, but even so conveying to a girl running in the still deeper shadows cast by the wall of the Bibighar Gardens an idea of immensity, of distance, such as years before Miss Crane had been conscious of standing where a lane ended and cultivation began a different landscape but also in the alluvial plain between the mountains of the north and the plateau of the south The first in Paul Scott s Raj Quartet, The Jewel in the Crown is a remarkable allegory about the relationship between the imperialistic power of Britain and her gem that is India It is a penetrating contrast between darkness and light and contains striking metaphors that emphasize the racial tensions and the gulf between the British and the pe...

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    You ll only find 4 and 5 star reviews for The Jewel in the Crown on this site And it is, indeed, a towering achievement Towering Magnificent So er what went wrong for me Do you remember James Joyce said that if Dublin burned down he wanted them to be able to rebuild it by reading Ulysses, meaning that every brick and stone, every chemists shop and stretch of beach, every busker and cabman s shelter was to be found in Ulysses in its exact location and condition in the book, not one ato You ll only find 4 and 5 star reviews for The Jewel in the Crown on this site And it is, indeed, a towering achievement Towering Magnificent So er what went wrong for me Do you remember James Joyce said that if Dublin burned down he wanted them to be able to rebuild it by reading Ulysses, meaning that every brick and stone, every chemists shop and stretch of beach, every busker and cabman s shelter was to be found in Ulysses in its exact location and condition in the book, not one atom changed around, so that in many ways Ulysses is not to be described as a work of fiction at all Joyce also took on the task of writing a book where if the whole English language was eaten by Godzilla they d be able to reconstruct it again from Ulysses But I digress Paul Scott decided to do the same thing for the last days of the British in India Brick by brick, house by house, room by room Historians of interior decor 1945...

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    Back in the late 1960s and 70s, many young people in the UK and other Western countries were fascinated by the East, and especially by India The search for meaning in life, something greater and mysterious, ran through youthful consciousness Self development was at its core nothing to do with career paths, but to find one s inner truth or being, and there was a burgeoning desire to experience the ideas and lifestyles of other cultures This was reflected in the hybrid popular music, newly spi Back in the late 1960s and 70s, many young people in the UK and other Western countries were fascinated by the East, and especially by India The search for meaning in life, something greater and mysterious, ran through youthful consciousness Self development was at its core nothing to do with career paths, but to find one s inner truth or being, and there was a burgeoning desire to experience the ideas and lifestyles of other cultures This was reflected in the hybrid popular music, newly s...

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    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 Empire was imminent, becoming a reality the only justifiable reason for the British remaining in India was to defeat the Japanese threat of invasion But, the Indians had lost faith in imperial justifications, their riotou 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 Empire was imminent, becoming a reality the only justifiable reason for the British remaining in India was to defeat the Japanese threat of invasion But, the Indians had lost faith in imperial justifications, their riotous emotions stirred up by Gandhi s seditious slogan Quit India He suggested that the British shou...

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    My yardstick for excellent writing about a foreign culture is probably Paul Scott s The Raj Quartet , which was the basis for the BBC TV series The Jewel in the Crown I think these four books are a real tour de force he writes in several different voices throughout, but remains I think completely sensitive to the political and social complexities and subtleties of the situation in India towards the end of the British occupation Very nuanced, extraordinarily sensitive writing.Only spac My yardstick for excellent writing about a foreign culture is probably Paul Scott s The Raj Quartet , which was the basis for the BBC TV series The Jewel in the Crown I think these four books are a real tour de force he writes in several different voices throughout, but remains I think completely sensitive to the political and social complexities and subtleties of the situation in India towards the end of the British occupation Very nuanced, extraordinarily sensitive writing.Only space on the shelf considerations prevents m...

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    The Liminal ViewpointThis is the story of a rape, of the events that led up to it and followed it, and of the place in which it happened There are the action, the people, and the place all of which are interrelated but in their totality incommunicable in isolation from the moral continuum of human affairs.The third paragraph of the first part of the first volume of Paul Scott s monumental Raj Quartet This my first time reading it, but I thought I knew it from having seen the British Granada T The Liminal ViewpointThis is the story of a rape, of the events that led up to it and followed it, and of the place in which it happened There are the action, the people, and the place all of which are interrelated but in their totality incommunicable in isolation from the moral continuum of human affairs.The third paragraph of the first part of the first volume of Paul Scott s monumental Raj Quartet This my first time reading it, but I thought I knew it from having seen the British Granada TV series twice now, the last quite recently But Scott s book is a revelatio...

  9. says:

    This one will haunt me The Jewel in the Crown sings an evening raga for India, filled with the sounds of rain, the dust of the dry season, the smells, the labyrinthine back alleys and segregated neighborhoods, and a looming sense of disaster national and personal I have never seen multiple points of view handledeffectively The characters weave their way through multiple narratives and are glimpsed through each others eyes most of the characters are also granted a moment when they s This one will haunt me The Jewel in the Crown sings an evening raga for India, filled with the sounds of rain, the dust of the dry season, the smells, the labyrinthine back alleys and segregated neighborhoods, and a looming sense of disaster national and personal I have never seen multiple points of view handledeffectively The characters weave their way through multiple narratives and are glimpsed through each others eyes most of the characters are also granted a moment when they speak for themselves and always in a voice that is theirs alone Pacing...

  10. says:

    Wasn t too sure what to quite expect from the opening novel of The Raj Quartet, it exceeded my expectations The novel deals with the ending of British rule in India The story surrounds a specific event and is told from varying points of view It did require some patience to start with, sorting out the characters and their relation to each other Quite rich in detail, atmosphere and the politics of the time, India s quest for Independence Based on this opening novel have gone on and purchased Wasn t too sure what to quite expect from the opening novel of The Raj Quartet, it exceeded my expectations T...

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