ISBN 9780099439967,The Jewel In The Crown

The Jewel In The Crown

Author:

Paul Scott

Publisher:

Random House

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ISBN 9780099439967
Publisher

Random House

Publication Year 1996
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780099439967

ISBN-10 0099439964
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 528 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Fiction

India 1942 and everything is in flux. WWII has shown that the British are not invincible and the self-rule lobby is gaining many supporters. Against this background, Daphne Manners, am 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 Anglo0-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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