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The Jewel in the Crown Setting & Symbolism

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British-controlled India

This is the larger setting for the novel. Originally under the control of the East India Company, India has been ruled by the British for many years at the time of the events of the novel, finally gaining independence in the late 1940s.

Mayapore

A fictional town in India, this is the seat of government for a district that includes several smaller towns. The town is divided into distinct sections where Europeans and Indians live, work and shop.

Chillianwallah Bagh

This is the relatively modern section of Mayapore where Indians of more comfortable means live. Hari lives in this section with his Aunt Shalini.

Bibighar Gardens

These are the gardens of a former house that was burned down by its owner. It has been turned into a walled park and is the secluded scene of Daphne Manners' rape.

MacGregor House

This is a large house built...

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