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  • Paperback: 672 pages
  • Publisher: Arrow; New Ed edition (7 April 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099478838
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099478836
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 3.3 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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"Its two great and time-resting virtues are, first, the extraordinary range of characters it so skilfully portrays and, second, its powerful evocation of the last days of British India" (Times Literary Supplement)

"A mighty literary experience" (The Times)

"Quite simply, monumental" (Washington Post)

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The Fourth and final title is a moving and fitting conclusion to Paul Scott's masterpiece, The Raj Quartet, dramatised for Radio 4

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Philip Spires on 8 Mar. 2012
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Start with two major religions, Islam and Hinduism. To a history of one ruling the other, add the complication of a determinedly, in part evangelical Christian colonial administration that lords it over both and in recent memory has massacred innocents. Calls for independence are frequent, but the detail of "from what" remains negotiable. There is civil disobedience in a state whose imperial government can only function by virtue of local cooperation. But should independence lead to a unitary state, religiously mixed, or should it divide along ethnic lines in an attempt to avoid conflict of interest?

Then there's a World War against an invading Japanese army to be coped with. And when a new kind of independence is called for, one that not only politically rejects the colonial masters but also wages war against them, new complications emerge. Those who deserted to fight alongside the enemy risk courts-martial and death sentences for treason, despite their being viewed locally as freedom fighters by those who desire independence at any cost, whilst remaining traitors in the eyes of anyone seeking any form of accommodation with the status quo.

This is India in the 1940s, and as yet there has been no mention yet of the princely states, each with its Nawab or Maharajah at its head, ostensibly independent but land-locked in their geographical and political dependency, surrounded by colonialism that, if anything, has nurtured them. Which way would these august gentlemen lean?

A Division Of The Spoils by Paul Scott is the last novel in his Raj Quartet. It is set against this backdrop of complex social, political, military, even geo-political considerations, all of which interact and thus influence one another.
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By John on 5 Nov. 2014
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I think the Quartet comes to 2,200 pages in some editions. So there is a feeling of achievement when one gets to the end! It really is an extraordinary work. With more emphasis on some of the good characters, Sarah and Perron in particular, it is slightly easier. But Scott makes few allowances for the reader, and there is no happy ending. The Quartet is so rich that you kind of want to read it again, but life is too short. But I'm tempted to watch the DVDs again. I thought the way Ahmed Kasim blossoms from being rather aloof makes the horrors of the division even more real.
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wonderful prose, written with skill. It kept me glued for hours. I always read a new book for the first time quickly, and then reread taking it very slowly. I have read all his books and he never fails to entrance me. Brings the Raj to life with its variety of wonderful characters. I just love all four books, and recommend them to anyone
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A wonderful study of the nature of people involved in the end of the raj, Hindu, Moslem & British, the
tragedy of the hurry the partition of India and the shameful hurry in which Britain abrogated its responsibilities to India.
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The last of The Raj Quartet books by Paul Scott brings this story to its inevitable conclusion.
These novels are the work of a great writer, do read them, you wont be disappointed.
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By B. P. Callaghan on 25 Oct. 2013
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THIS TELLS A STORY AND EDUCATES AT THE SAME TIME, ALL YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT LIFE AND STYLE IN INDIA DURING THE LAST YEARS OF THE RAJ.
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