Days of Empire

rafflesI’ve finally got around to compiling a short “want-to-read” list of fiction set in Southeast Asia, India and China at the time of the British Empire, per my post on this topic a short while ago.

  • Heat and Dust, by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala  Nov ’12
  • The Glass Palace, by Amitav Ghosh  Dec ’12
  • East of the Sun, by Julia GregsonDec ’12
  • The Jewel in the Crown, by Paul Scott (The Raj Quartet Book I)
  • The Day of the Scorpion, by Paul Scott (The Raj Quartet Book II)
  • The Towers of Silence, by Paul Scott (The Raj Quartet Book III)
  • A Division of the Spoils, by Paul Scott (The Raj Quartet Book IV)
  • Staying On, by Paul Scott
  • A Passage to India, by E.M. Forster1990s
  • Burmese Days, by George Orwell May ’09
  • The Far Pavilions, by M.M. Kaye
  • The Secret Mandarin, by Sara Sheridan

I’d love to hear further suggestions! Please comment below, thanks :)

2 responses

  1. Burmese Days by George Orwell; The Far Pavilions by MM Kaye; A Passage to India by EM Forster (superb film).

    1. Thanks Fiona! I have read Burmese Days (in Burma! So lucky!), and A Passage to India (& film). I’ll add them now actually in case I get more suggestions (hope I do!). The Far Pavilions is now on my “still to read” list though. Cheers!

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