The Raj Author:Donald H. Robinson A big. sweeping, unforgettable novel of adventure in British India. — Against this exotic backdrop, the novel spins out the poignant and powerful story of Mary de Girve. A disenchanted schoolmistress, Mary comes to India as a member of the celebrated "fishing fleet" - the annual boat loads of young English women in search of husbands. — No longer ... more »a girl but vibrant with a kind of ripe inner beauty, Mary quickly finds herself married to one stranger and in love with another. Torn between passion and duty, she is forced to a choice that shapes the destiny of a nation.« less
Based in and around Calcutta, India this book is a story of Mary who believes in the English Empire and follows her ideal of helping that Empire. It is a fast-moving story written in a way to keep your interest throughout the book.
In enjoyed this book about a subject which I do not have much knowledge - British India.