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    review Bhowani Junction Story Tellers Story Tellers Story Tellers Pdf New [Bhowani Junction Story Tellers Story Tellers Story Tellers] Ø John Masters Free download Ø PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ê John Masters I thoroughly enjoyed this It is historical fiction that gives you a feel for a past time and place It teaches and at the same time entertains The characters seemed very real to meThe book looks at how Anglo Indians perceived their situation when India got independence from Britain The term Anglo Indian refers to people with mixed Indian and British ancestry It can also refer to people of British descent born or living in the Indian subco

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    Pdf New [Bhowani Junction Story Tellers Story Tellers Story Tellers] Ø John Masters Free download Ø PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ê John Masters John Masters ê 0 Summary BHOWANI JUNCTION John Masters There are some 3 million books available to read More and are coming out each day Publishers focus is on their current crop of books; the old ones are left to die in the wilderness Not because the old books are inferior many are better — but because publishers can only promote a limited n

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    Pdf New [Bhowani Junction Story Tellers Story Tellers Story Tellers] Ø John Masters Another well crafted novel from John Masters about the end of the British Raj and one woman who is torn between three identities Anglo Indian Indian or English The story is told from the perspectives of three different narrators Victoria Jones Anglo Indian Army officer on terminal leave Patrick Taylor Anglo Indian Railway Traffic Officer and Col Rodney Savage 13th Gurkha Rifles While the story is primarily about Jones' b

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    review Bhowani Junction Story Tellers Story Tellers Story Tellers Pdf New [Bhowani Junction Story Tellers Story Tellers Story Tellers] Ø John Masters Set in India in 1946 the story revolves around the dilemma that was facing the Anglo India people descendants of mixed race as the British indicated their willingness to grant independence to India The four main characters each tell their story in separate sections not as flashbacks but in a serial progression so the story advances steadily

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    review Bhowani Junction Story Tellers Story Tellers Story Tellers John Masters ê 0 Summary Pdf New [Bhowani Junction Story Tellers Story Tellers Story Tellers] Ø John Masters I read this book about 18 months ago so I have forgotten many details but I retain a good overall impression of itThis novel is written by a man who knew India well and this shows in his writingThe Anglo Indians that is to say Indians who have some 'white blood' in their ancestry were looked down on by the Europeans and other Indians alike This is well described in the bookMany Anglo Indians had jobs in the Indian railway system Bhowani Jun

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    review Bhowani Junction Story Tellers Story Tellers Story Tellers John Masters ê 0 Summary Pdf New [Bhowani Junction Story Tellers Story Tellers Story Tellers] Ø John Masters As the Brits are departing from India post WWII the Anglo Indians are left in a state of great uncertainty Do they follow their overlords to Home which they have never seen and be subject to flagrant discrimination or do they stay in India subject to the Indians that they have always scorned? The main character Victoria explores her options as she spurns her hapless Anglo Indian suitor betroths herself to and

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    Pdf New [Bhowani Junction Story Tellers Story Tellers Story Tellers] Ø John Masters This was a very engaging tale set during post war India at the eve of Indian independence from British rule The focal point is the railroad terminal and town Bhowani Junction The plot revolves around the various characters ; EnglishIndianand

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    Pdf New [Bhowani Junction Story Tellers Story Tellers Story Tellers] Ø John Masters This book didn't age as well as I'd hoped I'd read it years and years ago as a young girl but now I am older I found it full of sexism and prejudice I am sure that it is of its time but it jarred with me

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    Pdf New [Bhowani Junction Story Tellers Story Tellers Story Tellers] Ø John Masters John Masters ê 0 Summary From BBC Radio 4 ExtraJohn Masters' continuing saga of the Savage family serving in the British army in India

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    Pdf New [Bhowani Junction Story Tellers Story Tellers Story Tellers] Ø John Masters I am well aware that often a reader must forgive an author for language or opinions that are offensive when they were written at a time when such things were acceptableBut can we please shelve this book somewhere

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Bhowani Junction Story Tellers Story Tellers Story Tellers

Bhowani Junction Story Tellers Story Tellers Story Tellers Summary Ù 100 First published in 1954 in the wake of the partition of India John Masters' great novel Bhowani Junction has increased in stature over the years Standing between EM Forster's A Passage to India and the acclaimed works of later writers such as Paul Scott and Salman Rushdie Bhowani Junction is both a richly intriguing novel and a superb evocation of the tensions and conflicts at the birth of modern IndiaIt is one of John Masters' seven novels which followed several generations of the Savage family serving in the British Army in IndiaBhowani Junction i. I thoroughly enjoyed this It is historical fiction that gives you a feel for a past time and place It teaches and at the same time entertains The characters seemed very real to meThe book looks at how Anglo Indians perceived their situation when India got independence from Britain The term Anglo Indian refers to people with mixed Indian and British ancestry It can also refer to people of British descent born or living in the Indian subcontinent Anglo Indians may also be called Eurasians Many Anglo Indians found employment in the Indian railway system In this story the setting is the fictional town of Bhowani Junction a city on the Delhi Dakar rail line The year is 1946 one year before Indian independence Several of the characters are railway personnel and the railway itself plays a vital role in the story One s social standing is all important the ruling British looked down on the Indians and Anglo Indians who looked down on the Indians who were themselves split into different strata With independence and departure of the Brits what would be the status of the remaining Anglo Indians Should they could they meld into the Indian masses or should they leave In Britain how would they be looked upon Each of them had to decide whether to stay or to leave and if so where to goIt is interesting to note that the author John Masters 1914 1983 was born in India and was a British officer in the Indian army before he became an author For generations his family had been in the Indian army He claimed and this was later substantiated that his own blood line did contain Indian blood Wiki says In 1962 Masters learned what he had apparently long suspected that he did indeed have a distant Indian ancestor He insisted that through his books he wanted to capture reality that his characters did not necessarily represent his own views but rather how the situation was In the book one observes how the British look down on the Indians and Anglo Indians In turn Anglo Indians saw Indians as their inferiors OK it shouldn t have been that way but that s how it was It is interesting to note that the author chose to leave India in 1946 the year before independence was granted He chose to move to the US not Britain It shows in the book that the author knows what he is writing about He perceptively captures the dilemma facing Anglo Indians He captures the feel of the time the milieu and both the conflicts between and the characteristics of the different political and religious subgroups The Royal Indian Navy Mutiny and Gandhi both his stand on non violence and role as leader of the Congress Party are referred to Masters captures the feel of the different Indian communities and this is reflected in the dialogs Each character comes to have a distinct identity an individual who feels genuine and real what each says and does and feels blends perfectly Each has their own strengths and weaknessesVictoria is 28 Anglo Indian and the daughter of a railway man She is very attractive She becomes a WAC officer working in intelligence for the British Lieutenant Colonel Rodney Savage commander of the First Battalion Thirteenth Gurkha Rifles She has grown up alongside Patrick Taylor also a railway man and also Anglo Indian He considers Victoria his girlfriend but there is Ranjit Kasel a Sikh and a member of the Congress Party who hopes to marry her too Who will she choose a Brit an Anglo Indian an Indian or none of them Who does she love and how does she see her future It is the way in which the three men and Victoria are drawn that makes the book so marvelous I loved all of them Each very different and each wonderfully special in their own way Each felt genuine and realThere is humor The Brigadier a supporting character will surely make you laughThe plot is exciting Who is KP Roy and what terrorist action is he planning Does he have communist affiliations Can he be caught How and by whom There is a leopard hunt and a murder and accidents that lead to deathSo maybe you think trains and railways are just boring stuff Not here We speed through a tunnel on the foot plate in the cab of a steam locomotive It is sizzling hot and we hear the chug of the engine and feel the vibration and smother in the choking dust The experience grabs you I highly recommend this book You get great character portrayal humor and a fast paced adventure story You come to understand how it felt to be Anglo Indian in India in 1946 You get food for thought you get into another person s shoes I enjoyed the author s depiction of the physical attraction between lovers How often do you get all thatSo why not five stars If you were to ask me to say uickly how I felt about the book I d say I really liked it So it has to have four stars I d have to say that the resolution of the adventure story is on the fanciful side and Victoria s inner strength doesn t properly match up with her final choice of men even if the choice she makes is the best for this book The audiobook is narrated by three Jill Tanner for Victoria s chapters Nell Hunt for Patrick Taylor s and Patrick Tull for Colonel Rodney Savage Each one tells their portion as a first person narrative We are not given repeated versions of the same events and the story does move forward chronologically All three narrators wonderfully captured the essence of their respective character The narration was marvelous it could not have been better The train episode is told with a flair Both the British and the Anglo Indian dialects were perfect You hear every word and the pauses are properly placed I seriously think that if you possibly can you should listen to the audiobook rather than read the paper book the narration is that good I believe the characters become real as you hear them talk To get another perspective I thought I would soon pick up Staying On by Paul Scott He s the well known author of the Raj uartet that begins with The Jewel in the Crown and which I gave three stars Indian Summer The Secret History of the End of an Empire is a great book if you are looking for non fiction

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Bhowani Junction Story Tellers Story Tellers Story Tellers Summary Ù 100 S set in the wake of the partition of India as the British prepare to withdraw from the newly independent country Evoking the tensions and conflicts that accompanied the birth of modern India the characters struggle to find their place in the new India that is emerging In the last hectic days of the British Raj Victoria has to choose between marrying a British Army officer or a Sikh Ranjit as she struggles to find her place in the new independent IndiaIt is Masters' most famous novel and was made into a film in 1956 starring Ava Gardener and Stewart. Set in India in 1946 the story revolves around the dilemma that was facing the Anglo India people descendants of mixed race as the British indicated their willingness to grant independence to India The four main characters each tell their story in separate sections not as flashbacks but in a serial progression so the story advances steadily as it explores the problems that Indian Anglo Indian and British experienced during extreme political and religious sectarianism that was ravaging India at that time Victoria a youngish rather beautiful Anglo Indian woman is whom the story focuses upon She is uncertain as to what direction her future holds for the Anglo Indians thought of themselves as part of the British supremacy and by default superior to the full blooded Indians She explores the alternatives through her family through the relationships she has as an Army officer with a childhood friend with an associate of her childhood friend and the religiouspolitical dilemmas he faced with the political fervor accompanying communism and Congress Party beliefs and then on the British side with a superior officer and his associates and their attitudes Each person is very well described as are their relationships as they all revolve around and involve Victoria I enjoyed the story apart from a few sections where I felt that the author lapsed in his thought descriptions about Victoria and and her commander Robert An interesting read

Free download Ø PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ê John Masters

Bhowani Junction Story Tellers Story Tellers Story Tellers Summary Ù 100 GrangerJohn Masters evokes the tensions and conflicts that accompanied the birth of modern India in his classic novel Bhowani Junction Set in the late 1940's in the wake of partition it has become one of the great novels of India alongside EM Forster's A Passage to India and the work of Paul Scott and Salman Rushdie In the last hectic days of the British Raj as the British prepare to withdraw from India Victoria has to choose between marrying a British Army officer or a Sikh Ranjit as she struggles to find her place in the new India that is emergin. This book didn t age as well as I d hoped I d read it years and years ago as a young girl but now I am older I found it full of sexism and prejudice I am sure that it is of its time but it jarred with me

  • Paperback
  • 416
  • Bhowani Junction Story Tellers Story Tellers Story Tellers
  • John Masters
  • English
  • 11 August 2020
  • 9780285636040