The Day of the Scorpion

date of publication:  1968-09
part of the series:  The Raj Quartet
series ordinal:  2
original title:  The Day of the Scorpion
language:  English
narrative location:  India

The Day of the Scorpion is a 1968 novel by Paul Scott, the second in his Raj Quartet. It is set in India during World War II as the influence of the British erodes. The novel focuses on old Raj family, the Laytons, the aftermath of the Mayapore incident focused on in The Jewel in the Crown, the Indian politician Mohammed Ali Kasim, and events in the princely state of Mirat. Source: Wikipedia (en)

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