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A wonderful book. It's very oldfashioned in one sense, because it has a very languorous pace (but it's NOT dull) but it's also an Englishclass worthy example of contemporary fiction: lots of symbolism but also the whole story is seen as though you're in a hall of mirrors. The truth (it's the story of the gangrape of an Englishwoman that sets off riots in 1942 in India, as Gandhi and the Congress prepare to evict the English) and the narrative are fractured so you really have to kind of pay attention.
The "Raj Quartet" is the epic account of the last years of the British occupation of India. India was the "Jewel in the Crown" of the British Empire, and the relationship of the Indian people and their colonial masters was vastly complicated, to say the least.

Author Paul Scott weaves together the lives of many unforgettable characters whose destinies are shaped by the British rule in India. He recounts the political, personal and historical joys and tragedies of the dissolution of that rule. He has created fascinating characters, both Indian and British, Muslim and Hindu, who personify the complex relations which existed between the rulers and the ruled. He does so in away that is never sentimental; never preachy or overwrought.

I have read the four books of the quartet twice over the years, and viewed the immensely faithful BBC series The Jewel in the Crown. I believe Scott has written one of the most significant works of modern historical fiction. He knows his history and he knows how to draw characters who are completely true.

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The Jewel in the Crown

Episode 1 of 3
Daphne Manners arrives in Mayapore and meets two men who are to change her life: Hari Kumar and Ronald Merrick.

Episode 2 of 3
Daphne's friendship with Hari deepens as Britain's relations with India grow more volatile.

Episode 3 of 3
Daphne and Hari's relationship is brought to a painful conclusion.

The Day of the Scorpion

Episode 1 of 3
Susan Layton's engagement is announced as her fiancé Teddie shares quarters with Captain Ronald Merrick.

Episode 2 of 3
Lady Manners hears of Hari's interrogation and Susan gets married.

Episode 3 of 3
Sarah visits Ronald in hospital and hears of Teddie's tragic encounter with Indian troops.

The Towers of Silence
As the war nears an end, can Mabel Layton's companion cope with some shattering events?

A Division of the Spoils
Episode 1 of 2
With the war at an end, will the Layton family be able to unite behind Susan's decision to remarry?

Episode 2 of 2
Guy returns to India for its independence, but country's division turns into a tragedy.

The last days of the British Raj in India as the Second World War leads inevitably towards independence.

Paul Scott's classic series of novels dramatised by John Harvey.

Daphne Manners ...... Anna Maxwell Martin
Ronald Merrick ...... Mark Bazeley
Hari Kumar ...... Prasanna Puwanarajah
Lily Chatterji ...... Josephine Welcome
Sister Ludmilla ...... Susan Engel
Dr De Souza ...... Kulvinder Ghir
Miss Edwina Crane ...... Phyllida Law
Dr Anna Klaus ...... Susan Jameson
Poulson ...... John Rowe
Sergeant Singh ...... Ravin J Ganatra

Other parts played by Helen Longworth, Robert Hastie, Emily Wachter and Stephen Hogan.

Music by Raiomond Mirza.

Director: Sally Avens.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2005.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09v... A major investment of my time, but one that really paid dividends. I found myself really sucked into the lives of the characters, and although and I could neither love nor hate them, I could feel for them, caught, as they were, ‘like butterflies in a web’. The Raj Quartet is one of those rare masterpieces that takes something you have little interest in and people that you have no time for, and yet it manages to make you feel what you never expected to feel. One of the all time greats. Well worth rediscovering and getting the University of Chicago's beautiful 4volume set. This is long and fairly deliberately paced, but absolutely riveting in its dramatic construction, characters and their interdynamics, historical interest, etc. I read it breathlessly and was sad when it was over (sad that there were no more volumes to read), though Staying On is a lovely, bittersweet coda to the series (and won the Booker to boot). MY DESERT ISLAND BOOK. Spied on Laura's update. Thank you, Dear Laura. Listening now:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09v...

From BBC Radio 4 Extra:
The Jewel in the Crown

Episode 1 of 3
Daphne Manners arrives in Mayapore and meets two men who are to change her life: Hari Kumar and Ronald Merrick.
29 JUL 2020Progress
I'm starting The Raj Quartet: Consider yourself lucky, Daphne Manners, that Ronald did not make advanceshe is nauseating!

Episode 2 of 3
Daphne's friendship with Hari deepens as Britain's relations with India grow more volatile.
30 JUL 2020Progress
Affairs of the heart are so profound.

Episode 3 of 3
Daphne and Hari's relationship is brought to a painful conclusion.
1 AUG 2020Progress
Not the ending I hoped for!

The Day of the Scorpion

Episode 1 of 3
Susan Layton's engagement is announced as her fiancé Teddie shares quarters with Captain Ronald Merrick.

Episode 2 of 3
Lady Manners hears of Hari's interrogation and Susan gets married.

Episode 3 of 3
Sarah visits Ronald in hospital and hears of Teddie's tragic encounter with Indian troops.

The Towers of Silence
As the war nears an end, can Mabel Layton's companion cope with some shattering events?

A Division of the Spoils
Episode 1 of 2
With the war at an end, will the Layton family be able to unite behind Susan's decision to remarry?

Episode 2 of 2
Guy returns to India for its independence, but country's division turns into a tragedy.

The last days of the British Raj in India as the Second World War leads inevitably towards independence.

Paul Scott's classic series of novels dramatised by John Harvey.

Daphne Manners ...... Anna Maxwell Martin
Ronald Merrick ...... Mark Bazeley
Hari Kumar ...... Prasanna Puwanarajah
Lily Chatterji ...... Josephine Welcome
Sister Ludmilla ...... Susan Engel
Dr De Souza ...... Kulvinder Ghir
Miss Edwina Crane ...... Phyllida Law
Dr Anna Klaus ...... Susan Jameson
Poulson ...... John Rowe
Sergeant Singh ...... Ravin J Ganatra

Other parts played by Helen Longworth, Robert Hastie, Emily Wachter and Stephen Hogan.

Music by Raiomond Mirza.

Director: Sally Avens.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2005.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09v... The Raj Quartet is a huge investment in timeit's four novelsbut it's worth it. It's the kind of fiction project that most of us don't carve out space for, but large, complex works (think Proust or Joyce) have sublime rewards when done well, as here.

You don't have to have a particular interest in almostpostcolonial India to enjoy Scott; I don't. What you get is a carefully wrought story, with many strands, told from shifting points of view (mainly but not exclusively British). Scott does multiple narrators more cleanly than any other author I know, and, in my humble opinion, he's particularly good with the female narrators.

For those of you who get through the first book and are worried about the mixture of sadistic evil and latent homosexuality in one of the main characters, don't worrylook for Count Bronowsky, my favorite character, to appear later.

Make time to read this, but don't let too much time lapse between the pieces. It's the best fiction I've read in a long time. The Raj Quartet (comprised of four novels) is my favourite work of fiction for the twentieth century. It is simply an exquisite experience to read this book, every word and image seem just about perfect. It is a complex, multilayered story of 2 countries, their colonial relationship and eventual "divorce" told from the many points of view of the supremely detailed characters Scott created. I think the "Quartet" is especially relevant today in terms of our ongoing problems with "Nation Building" in the Middle East. The question of how one person (Sarah Layton in the book) can break away from the ties of nationality and chauvinism that appear to define us and eventually create one's own identity is sensitively and beautifully detailed.