The Jewel In The Crown
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 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.
Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 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.
BOOK ONE OF THE RAJ QUARTET India 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.