Jewel In The Crown
Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. The controversial love affair between a British-raised Indian man and an Englishwoman is portrayed in this miniseries spanning 14 episodes in exotic locales in India and England. Based on Paul Scott's THE RAJ QUARTET.
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The second book in the heartwarming and charming Baby Ganesh series.For centuries the Koh-i-Noor diamond has set man against man and king against king.Now part of the British Crown Jewels, the priceless gem is a prize that many have killed to possess. So when the Crown Jewels go on display in Mumbai, security is everyone's principal concern. And yet, on the very day Inspector Chopra visits the exhibition, the diamond is stolen from under his nose.
Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. Available for the first time on DVD.A lavish 21st Anniversary edition of the seminal 'Jewel In The Crown' TV miniseries, adapted from Paul Scott's Booker-winning 'Raj Quartet' novels.The British Raj: though their position outwardly seems secure, the perceptive among the English nationals in India know that, with impending moves towards independence, "their" time in the sub-continent is coming to an end.
When India became independent in 1947, the general view, which has prevailed until now, is that Britain had been steadily working for an amicable transfer of power for decades. In this book Walter Reid argues that nothing could be further from the truth. With reference to a vast amount of documentary material, from private letters to public records and state papers, he shows how Britain held back political progress in India for as long as possible - a policy which led to unimaginable chaos and suffering when independence was granted, and which created a legacy of hatred and distrust that continues to this day.
BOOK ONE OF THE RAJ QUARTETIndia 1942: everything is in flux. World War II has shown that the British are not invincible and the self-rule lobby is gaining many supporters. Against this background, Daphne Manners, a young English girl, is brutally raped in the Bibighat Gardens., The racism, brutality and hatred launched upon the head of her young Indian lover echo the dreadful violence perpetrated on Daphne and reveal the desperate state of Anglo-Indian relations.
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Inspired by Victorian era, this pendant features a regal looking design adorned with an oval shaped Green Amethyst with Natural Cambodian Zircons. Fine amethysts can be spotted in the British Crown Jewels. These were also favoured by Catherine the Great and Egyptian royalty. The high-quality White Zircons around the main stone create the perfect sparkle.
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