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John Masters
1914 - 1983


Coromandel
A young English boy, Jason Savage, runs away from a hard life in England. However, life in India is just as challenging - although it will teach him some valuable lessons in life.

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The Deceivers
William Savage goes undercover in 1820s India in order to find out more about the Thuggee movement who were befriending and then murdering travellers on the roads of his district. It was also made into a Merchant Ivory Film. The events are loosely based on the true life actions of William Sleeman.

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The Nightrunners of Bengal
Rodney Savage becomes embroiled in the Indian Mutiny of 1857. Rodney travels the course of emotions against the Indians as he is forced to confront the good and bad that he witnesses and receives through these tumultuous months. His own loyalties are tested severely.

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The Lotus and the Wind
Robin Savage is forced to clear his name through service in 'The Great Game' on the North West Frontier. His primary task is to discover the reasons for a murder which seems to have some connection with Russian ambitions in the area.

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The Ravi Lancers
This book concerns an Indian regiment sent to the Western Front in the First World War. It centers on the conflict developing between the regiment's British commander (a member of the Savage family) and his Indian second-in-command. Their original allegiances and outlooks are tested on the battlefields of Europe.

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Far Far the Mountain Peak
Peter Savage and Gerald Holcombe are friends and rivals in mountaineering and in taste of women. These mountains and a world war provide the backdrop for the climbing of a more social kind.

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Bhowani Junction
Rodney Savage is caught up in the chaos of the last days of the Raj as racial identities communities become more important than the actors had anticipated. It should be noted that the book has a significantly different ending from the Hollywood Film version.

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To the Coral Strand
Rodney Savage remains in India after independence but has to realise that his world has changed forever.

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