A Division of the Spoils is the 1975 novel by Paul Scott that concludes his Raj Quartet. The novel is set in the British Raj. It follows on from the storyline in the The Jewel in the Crown, The Day of the Scorpion, and The Towers of Silence. Many of the events are retellings from different points of view of events that happened in the previous novels. The title, A Division of the Spoils comes from Isaiah 53.12: and Proverbs 16.18-19: The story is set in 1945 and 1947 in several locations throughout India, prior to and after Indian independence, particularly in an unnamed province of northern...
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