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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wed 11th Oct
Wed 6th Dec 1.30pm - 3.30pm