The Raj & Beyond.

Creina Mansfield

Raj: kingdom, used in twentieth century chiefly to denote British rule in India from 1858 to 1947, hence rajah—ruler; and maharajah—great ruler.’

The relationship between Britain & India has been prolonged & profound. In a post-colonial age, how do we interpret literature written during Empire? Now India is the world’s largest democracy and a rising economic force, power, poverty and justice remain crucial themes.

We shall study 2 texts written during the Raj, one a novel, the other a memoir, and then a novel set in independent India.

  • Kim (1901) by Rudyard Kipling
  • The Hills of Devi (1953) by E.M. Forster
  • The Lives of Others (2015) by Neel Mukherjee

Day:  Wednesdays                Time: 1.30-3.30 pm.

Dates:  8 weeks, October 11th and ending December 6th,  2017 with October 25th for half-term.

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House
84 Plymouth Grove
M13 9LW

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£85  £80* 11 35

*If you have a valid annual entrance ticket to the Elizabeth Gaskell House.

To book please contact Creina Mansfield  phone: 01625 511581

Adult Education in Manchester and Cheshire