Date of Award

3-1989

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

English

Supervisor

Maqbool Aziz

Language

English

Abstract

This thesis will explore the theme of the middle-aged women in Paul Scott's The Raj Quartet and the reasons they are so important to the theme of colonialism. Scott seems to use these women as metaphors for the British colonial experience: each in her own way demonstrates a unique facet of the raj. Even more so than the male administrators (whom one would have thought were pivotal to this particular experience), the women dominate the novels. Each embodies an aspect of the problems arising from within the colonial experience that is not resolved by the battling male population.

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