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The Jewel in the Crown - MacGregor House Summary & Analysis

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MacGregor House Summary

The MacGregor House is a grand house in Mayapore. It was built by a Scotsman who had grown wealthy in India, but had been killed, along with his wife and child, in a violent uprising many years before. It is said that the ghost of his wife still haunts the house. Near the house are the Bibighar Gardens, which had once been the gardens of a large house also owned by MacGregor. MacGregor burned down the other house, calling it an "abomination," leaving only the walled garden as a kind of park.

The MacGregor House is now the home of Lady Chatterjee, an older Indian woman, and a young girl named Parvati who she calls her great-niece. Lady Chatterjee is the widow of an Indian man who was knighted by the British, Sir Nello. She is of a light complexion and belongs to the Rajput...

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