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The Jewel in the Crown Chapter Summary & Analysis - An Evening at the Club Summary

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An Evening at the Club Summary

The visitor to Mayapore is being entertained at the Gymkhana Club. He arrives by car with Lady Chatterjee and they wait in the lounge for their host, a lawyer named Mr. Srinivasan. They are met in the lounge by a British man named Terry Grigson, who happily greets Lady Chatterjee and seats her at a table with his wife and another British woman who are very put out to be sitting with an Indian woman. They snub Mrs. Chatterjee and later Mr. Srinivasan when he arrives.

Mr. Srinivasan and Lady Chatterjee tell the visitor about the previous years when the Gymkhana Club is almost exclusively British. The only Indians allowed in, other than the servants, are those commissioned as officers in the British army, and even they rarely ever attend. Mr. Srinivasan himself is one of three non-military Indians...

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