Blogs in January 1970

The Jewel in the Crown (Raj Quartet 1) 1st January 1970

The story centres on the love affair between an awkward English woman, Miss Manners, and a British privately-educated Indian, Hari Kumar, who struggles to find his place in an India he does not know. It explores the characters in...

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The Day of the Scorpion (Raj Quartet 2) 1st January 1970

The second book expands on the first book, and introduces the main storyline of the susequent books, although the rape in the Bibighar Gardens lurks. Mohammed Ali Kasim, a respected Indian Congressman arrested by the British and the Layton...

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The Towers of Silence (Raj Quartet 3) 1st January 1970

The third in the Raj Quartet and each novel overlaps with the previous. It continues the story of the last days of British rule in India, told generally from the perspective of the British in India. The character of...

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A Division of the Spoils (Raj Quartet 4) 1st January 1970

This is the fourth and final book in the Raj Quartet. Once again, the cast of interesting characters is huge: the atmosphere of the time is brilliantly captured and the variety of scenes/plots is well mastered. The book is...

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