Against the backdrop of the violent partition of India and Pakistan, this volume sketches one last bittersweet romance, revealing the divided loyalties of the British as they flee, retreat from, or cling to India.
Year of Publication
What has always astonished me about "The Raj Quartet "is its sense of sophisticated and total control of its gigantic scenario and highly varied characters. The four volumes constitute perfectly interlocking movement of a grand overall design. The politics are handled with an expertise that intrigues and never bores, and are always seen in terms of individuals. --Peter Green "New Republic ""
Paul Scott (1920-78), born in London, held a commission in the Indian army during World War II. His many novels include "Johnnie Sabib, The Chinese Love Pavilion, "and" Staying On."