By Paul Scott
No set of novels so richly recreates the final days of India less than British rule—"two international locations locked in an imperial embrace"—as Paul Scott's historic travel de strength, The Raj Quartet. The Jewel within the Crown opens in 1942 because the British worry either jap invasion and Indian calls for for independence. at the evening after the Indian Congress occasion votes to aid Ghandi, riots escape and an formidable police sargeant arrests a tender Indian for the alleged rape of the girl they either love.
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She told Mr. Cleghorn that it was quite impossible to teach children who, facing her, saw her as a cardboard heroine and no doubt had, each of them, only one eye on the blackboard because the other was fixed on the doorway, expectant of some further disturbance they wanted her to quell. Mr. Cleghorn said that he would be sorry to see her go, but that he quite understood and that if she really meant what she said he would write personally to mission headquarters to explain matters. When the instructions for her transfer came she discovered that she had been promoted by being put in sole charge of the school at Ranpur.
Yes, it is an allegory,” she said. “It’s a nice old picture,” Clancy said. “A very nice old picture. ” She asked him what he meant. ” For a while Miss Crane considered this, then said, “More people thought they were. But they weren’t really. You could almost say things are simpler now. After all these years there can’t be any doubt. India must be independent. ” “Oh,” Clancy said, looking at the picture still, and not at her. “I really meant about God and that, and people believing. ” “Barmy’s right,” Barrett said dutifully.