The second novel in The Raj Quartet: the arrest by British police of Mohammed Ali Kasim, who is known to sympathise with the Quit India movement, signifies a further deterioration in Anglo-India relations. For families such as the Laytons, who have lived and served in India for generations, the immediate social and political realities are both disturbing and tragic. With growing confusion and bewilderment, the British are forced to confront the violent and often brutal years that lie ahead.
Paul Scott was born in London in 1920. He served in the British army from 1940 to 1946, mainly in India and Malaya. He is the author of 13 distinguished novels, including his famous The Raj Quartet. In 1977, Staying On won… More about Paul Scott