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  1. Ronald Christ Ronald Christ says:

    The most remarkable traditional novel that I've read in years sort of EM Forster's India he visited Duncan without the caves' boom You have to rely on the gloassary for the Indian terms but no matter this book has a Jamesian reflectiveness and a terrific plot I think you can skip the over roasted Introduction which certainly needs editing; but Duncan who has other novels should be on your list


  2. Susan Susan says:

    Set In Authority 1906 India is a complex novel about the failing British Empire The Canadian perspective of the author shines through the imperial complexities George Orwell's essay on Burma Shooting an Elephant 1936 is a worthy little companion piece


  3. Pascale Pascale says:

    A forgotten treasure which really belongs in NYRB Classics or Persephone The story revolves around the trial of a Tommy accused of killing a native in India The soldier is initially sentenced to 2 years in prison by a court presided by a native judge Sir Ahmed Hossein who is thereafter accepted into the white Pilaghur Club However the Viceroy Lord Thame wants to make an example of Henry Morgan and puts pressure on the Chief Commissionner Eliot Arden to reopen the case of Henry Morgan The Viceroy wants to send a signal to the native population that the British army is under control and cannot randomly mistreat them without serious conseuences Meanwhile all the brass and most of the white population of India do not want to see one of them hanged for dispatching a native whose wife was supposedly his mistress What is very clever is that neither Lord Thame nor Henry Morgan is ever seen in the course of the story Both of them are extolled or vilified by people pursuing their own agenda without any real concern for the facts of the case or the actual motives of the principals Duncan gives a brilliant analysis of how a fait divers can turn into a cause célèbre without anyone controlling the process Further there is a thrilling plot twist towards the end which adds a whole other layer of irony to the storySpoiler alert Morgan turns out to be none other than the disgraced brother of the girl Lord Thame was said to have wooed unsuccessfully at the beginning of the book Besides MorganHerbert was framed in retaliation by a native whose uncles had been killed by members of Morgan's regiment The native assaulted by Morgan survived and an unrelated corpse provided so that Morgan would face murder charges Only a lady doctor who followed the case closely ever gets to know all the facts but she desists from telling Victoria that her fiancé was responsible for her beloved bother's death Herbert committed suicide in prison a few hours before his scheduled execution on the grounds that there is no point in making people unhappy over the wretched business Not only does this book provide a razor sharp analysis of colonial India but the points she makes about how societies work are applicable today


  4. Vin Vin says:

    Not bad but not exactly an exciting reading experience either


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Set in Authority [PDF / Epub] ★ Set in Authority Author Sara Jeannette Duncan – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk This valuable edition locates Duncan's novel about the Anglo Indian community at the height of the British Empire in its socio political historical context Sukeshi Kamra Okanagan University College This valuable edition locates Duncan's novel about the Anglo Indian community at the height of the British Empire in its socio political historical context Sukeshi Kamra Okanagan University College.

4 thoughts on “Set in Authority

  1. Ronald Christ Ronald Christ says:

    The most remarkable traditional novel that I've read in years sort of EM Forster's India he visited Duncan without the caves' boom You have to rely on the gloassary for the Indian terms but no matter this book has a Jamesian reflectiveness and a terrific plot I think you can skip the over roasted Introduction which certainly needs editing; but Duncan who has other novels should be on your list

  2. Susan Susan says:

    Set In Authority 1906 India is a complex novel about the failing British Empire The Canadian perspective of the author shines through the imperial complexities George Orwell's essay on Burma Shooting an Elephant 1936 is a worthy little companion piece

  3. Pascale Pascale says:

    A forgotten treasure which really belongs in NYRB Classics or Persephone The story revolves around the trial of a Tommy accused of killing a native in India The soldier is initially sentenced to 2 years in prison by a court presided by a native judge Sir Ahmed Hossein who is thereafter accepted into the white Pilaghur Club However the Viceroy Lord Thame wants to make an example of Henry Morgan and puts pressure on the Chief Commissionner Eliot Arden to reopen the case of Henry Morgan The Viceroy wants to send a signal to the native population that the British army is under control and cannot randomly mistreat them without serious conseuences Meanwhile all the brass and most of the white population of India do not want to see one of them hanged for dispatching a native whose wife was supposedly his mistress What is very clever is that neither Lord Thame nor Henry Morgan is ever seen in the course of the story Both of them are extolled or vilified by people pursuing their own agenda without any real concern for the facts of the case or the actual motives of the principals Duncan gives a brilliant analysis of how a fait divers can turn into a cause célèbre without anyone controlling the process Further there is a thrilling plot twist towards the end which adds a whole other layer of irony to the storySpoiler alert Morgan turns out to be none other than the disgraced brother of the girl Lord Thame was said to have wooed unsuccessfully at the beginning of the book Besides MorganHerbert was framed in retaliation by a native whose uncles had been killed by members of Morgan's regiment The native assaulted by Morgan survived and an unrelated corpse provided so that Morgan would face murder charges Only a lady doctor who followed the case closely ever gets to know all the facts but she desists from telling Victoria that her fiancé was responsible for her beloved bother's death Herbert committed suicide in prison a few hours before his scheduled execution on the grounds that there is no point in making people unhappy over the wretched business Not only does this book provide a razor sharp analysis of colonial India but the points she makes about how societies work are applicable today

  4. Vin Vin says:

    Not bad but not exactly an exciting reading experience either

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