[Six Days in Marapore] E–pub ´ Paul Scott

  • Paperback
  • 284
  • Six Days in Marapore
  • Paul Scott
  • English
  • 10 May 2018
  • 9780226743196

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FREE READ Six Days in Marapore FREE READ à Six Days in Marapore In this swiftly paced and lyrical novel about British expatriates at the time of Indian independence Paul Scott grapples with the themes of race possession and history that dominate all four novels of his masterpiece The Raj uartet especially The Jewel in the Crown As always Scott fills his book with vivid characters the seductive bigoted war widow; the sophisticated wi. Joe MacKendrick a young American has come to the imaginary town of Marapore on the eve of the partition of India searching for a woman his dead brother abruptly ended a love affair with Tensions are high between the Indians and the British Tom Gower husband of the woman Joe is seeking has been threatened by the locals who work at his agricultural outpost Scott s characters are often expatriates who have been so long in India that England can no longer be considered home after partition they will be rootless finding themselves in the disconcerting position of euals or less to those over whom they had just been overlords Paired with this social and political turmoil are the racial divisions At a dinner party where one guest is Eurasian MacKendrick notes the others reaction to her This girl is a freak Half European half Asian the only unity she has is a sexual one Because of the colour of her skin one s mind immediately recalls an act of union Scott is a superb writer who makes it seem effortless

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FREE READ Six Days in Marapore FREE READ à Six Days in Marapore Ef characterizations are as important to Six Days in Marapore as the basic plot This is not primarily a novel of India but rather of frightened foreigners living there at the end of their era New York TimesIntense abrasive the many conflicts and telltale stigmata of Hindu and Moslem white and off white give this its uncertain temper and certain suspense Kirkus Reviews. I liked the book well enough but it was an intensely psychological novel of India in the waning days of the British Raj If you aren t familiar with the time period and politics I think this book would seem a bit obscure Readers of Paul Scott s Raj uartet and Staying On novels would probably enjoy this Somewhat similar to Staying On but much darker than I recall that novel being it examines the lives of a handful of British and Anglo Indian characters as the days to Indian independence are counted down

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FREE READ Six Days in Marapore FREE READ à Six Days in Marapore Ly Hindu politician; and the athletic young American who only gradually begins to understand the legacy of pain and hatred veiling the woman he has come to rescue Set against the backdrop of a nation in violent transition a climate of exhilaration and shifting loyalties Six Days in Marapore unfolds amidst the possibility of reconciliation freedom and healingScott's bri. Some Faulkner like moods invoked in this story of complex dark emotions amongst the English community in an unimportant part of the Raj in the months before its dissolution As this group of British confront their legacy in India the sense of failure and polution becomes overwhelming polution in the form of the secretative anglo indian community of women like Dorothy Gower living white lives and creating hatred and self lothing because of itOne of Scott s earlier novels I think but the themese of his later work already strongly present