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The towers of silence

by Paul Scott

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Published by Panther in (St Albans) (Park St., St Albans, Herts) .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published, London: Heinemann, 1971.

Statement(by) Paul Scott.
The Physical Object
Pagination397p. ;
Number of Pages397
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17505543M
ISBN 100586038000

The Raj Quartet, Paul Scott's epic study of British India in its final years, has no equal. Tolstoyan in scope and Proustian in detail but completely individual in effect, it records the encounter between East and West through the experiences of a dozen people caught up in the upheavals of the Second World War and the growing campaign for Indian independence from Britain.4/5(2). In The Towers of Silence, Barbie Batchelor, a British missionary and schoolteacher, befriends a British family and witnesses the trial of Hari Kumar, an Indian man accused of assaulting his beloved Daphne Manners, while observing the dangerously .

Editions for Towers of Silence: (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ), (Paperback published in ), 1 Author: Cath Staincliffe.   Paul Scott's "The Towers of Silence": Book Review In this third installment of the "Raj Quartet," we witness through the perspective largely of Barbie Batchelor the reaction to the incidents which comprised the core of "The Jewel in the Crown.".

― Paul Scott, quote from The Towers of Silence “When he got to the shoe putting-on stage he called Hosain again. Putting on and taking off his own shoes and boots were activities at which he drew the line if there was a man available to perform these services. Click to read more about The Towers of Silence by Paul Scott. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. All about The Towers of Silence by Paul Scott. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers (22) The third book in this mesmerizing tale of the end of the British rule of India 4/5(14).


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Their lives are changed because those of their men folk have been affected/5. Indeed, with very few exceptions, all the action in THE TOWERS OF SILENCE has already been told in THE DAY OF THE SCORPION.

It makes for a very peculiar book indeed, and not an entirely satisfying one. Reading it was a strangely unsettling experience for me/5(55). I liked book three, The Towers of Silence, the most.

This particular edition, from Everyman's Library, contains The Towers of Silence and A Division of the Spoils and is high quality and very by:   Tower of Silence reminded me a bit of Sharon Bolton's early books (pre-Lacy Flint) mixed with a pure gothic thriller.

There were several story lines going at once and a large cast of characters, but it all came together in an exciting, kind of creepy book/5. Towers of Silence book. Read 13 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

It's the countdown to Christmas and Sal Kilkenny is exhausted eve /5. The Towers of Silence: The Raj Quartet, Book 3 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Paul Scott (Author), Richard Brown (Narrator), Random House /5(55). Indeed, with very few exceptions, all the action in THE TOWERS OF SILENCE has already been told in THE DAY OF THE SCORPION.

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The review of The Towers of Silence you can read here. The title of the last part of The Raj Quartet series comes from Isaias' proverb: Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for /5.

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The towers of silence, the third volume in Paul Scott's Raj quartet, takes us to an Indian hill station in The ladies of Pankot struggle to preserve the genteel façade of British society amid the debris of a vanishing empire during World War II.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Originally published: London: W. Heinemann, Awards: Winner of Yorkshire Post Book of the Year Get this from a library. The towers of silence. [Paul Scott] -- It is the last, bitter days of World War II and the British Raj in India is crumbling.

Ensconced in the Indian Hill Station of Pankot are the English wives, mothers, daughters and widows of the. The Towers Of Silence. It is the last, bitter days of World War II and the British Raj in India is crumbling.

Ensconced in the Indian Hill Station of Pankot are the English wives, mothers, daughters and widows of the officers embroiled in the ongoing conflict.4/5(6). The towers of silence. [Paul Scott] -- India, In a regimental hill station, the ladies of Pankot struggle to preserve the genteel façade of British society amid the debris of a vanishing empire and World War II.

Scott's third novel about the British in India is set in the war years ; it retains the patient pace of the previous narratives and yet accelerates in stress as the raj era ends in dispersion.

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