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Paul Scott
1920 - 1978


The Jewel in the Crown
This is the first part of the Raj Quartet. In the twilight of Imperial India, an inter-racial love affair and a rape case tests emerging cross cultural relationships to breaking point. It was also made into a Film.

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The Day of the Scorpion
This is the second part of the Raj Quartet. The accused rapist is imprisoned and interrogated by the sadistic Ronald Merrick.

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The Towers of Silence
The third part of the Raj Quartet focuses on the Layton family, the engagement of Susan Layton and Teddie Bingham, their weddings, and the events before Teddie's death.

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A Division of the Spoils
The final part of the Raj Quartet continues the story, but the central character switches to Guy Perron, who witnesses the independence process of India and hears about Merrick's death.

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Staying On
In many ways this is a sequel of the Raj Quartet although it focuses on the Raj Quartet's minor characters of Tusker and Lucy Smalley. Instead of returning home at independence this elderly couple live out their retirement in post-independent India.

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