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The Jewel in the Crown - Miss Crane Summary & Analysis

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Miss Crane Summary

Miss Edwina Crane is the head of the Christian schools in the district that includes Mayapore. Until recently, she regularly entertained a group of Indian women at her home once a week for tea, but that practice has stopped since Britain has entered into World War II. Now, she entertains a group of British soldiers once a week instead. The other British residents of the town believe this is a sign of solidarity with Britain's war effort, but the truth is that the Indian ladies have stopped coming to tea as tensions have begun to strain relationships between the British and Indians.

A similar gesture of Miss Crane's that has been misunderstood is her taking down from her wall a picture of Mahatma Gandhi, one of the Indian leaders who is calling for Britain to leave India. It is not so much because of his...

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