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The Raj & Beyond.

“Raj: kingdom, used in twentieth century chiefly to denote British rule in India from 1858 to 1947, hence rajah—ruler; and maharajah—great ruler.”

The relationship between Britain & India has been prolonged & profound. In a post-colonial age, how do we interpret literature written during Empire? Now India is the world’s largest democracy and a rising economic force, power, poverty and justice remain crucial themes.

Led by Creina Mansfield this workshop will study two texts written during the Raj, one a novel, the other a memoir, and then a novel set in independent India.

  • Kim (1901) by Rudyard Kipling
  • The Hills of Devi (1953) by E.M. Forster
  • The Lives of Others (2015) by Neel Mukherjee

Wednesday afternoons 1.30 to 3.30

8 weeks beginning 11 October  and ending 6 December, with 25 October  for half-term.

Cost £80 or £85 if you do not already have an annual entrance ticket to the House. (maximum group size of 15)

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House
84 Plymouth Grove,
Manchester M13 9LW.

 To book a place, please phone 01625 511581 or email creina.m@hotmail.com

Wed 11th Oct -
Wed 6th Dec 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Readings/Lectures, Workshops

Mr Thornton is coming to tea

North and South, Elizabeth Gaskell