The Jewel in the Crown

The Jewel in the Crown

[discs 1-2]

DVD - 2008
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Depicts the last days of British Raj in the nineteen-forties as seen by Anglo and Indian families who are affected by a heinous crime.
Publisher: New York, NY : A & E Home Video, 2008
Edition: 25th anniversary ed
ISBN: 9781422921227
Branch Call Number: DVD TV JEWE discs 1-2
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (400 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Jun 25, 2018

Outstanding series about colonial history in India. I almost didn't continue watching this after the first episode as the acting was quite weak and the story slow to unfold. But bear with it as the acting and story line become captivating.
And if you enjoy this series you will also enjoy the series Indian Summers.

Jun 25, 2018

Rated 5/10. I suppose this series would be okay if you were interested in historical India, but I just couldn't get into it.

The acting was alright, but storyline fairly slow-moving.

I'm sure others may well like this. You make up your own mind.

Mar 15, 2018

Rambling saga of 1940's India, British rule, and the events leading up to the ouster of British from India. Too long, too much dialogue, not enough story.

Sep 17, 2017

I read this series after watching the same on PBS. Loved all the books and found the view of this period of time in India fascinating.

May 02, 2017

Outstanding. I have seen it twice on PBS and now the DVDs. I am going to see if I can purchase a set. The photography, story line, history and acting are superb. Amazing to see that even now India and Pakistan are in conflict. This DVD set tells the story of the end of British rule in India and the Moslem/Hindu conflict.

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