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आइये और अनुभव कीजिए , समय के साथ खोये हुए स्थान की भव्यताऔर प्रेम को

Come and experience, the grandeur and love of a place lost in time.

–Discover Westworld website


The Raj

"The Raj" is the park six at Delos Destinations, and one of the first parks to forego the "-world" suffix in its name. The park is named after and inspired by the "British Raj", which rule over India when it was a British colony the mid-18th century to the mid-19th century. This is a time period in which Imperial Britain's commerce and trade reach — in the form of the British East India Company — was both a dominant global commercial force as well as the de-facto governing power in India, supporting (like Delos, nearly two centuries later) its own private maritime military force, which was larger than England's own national navy.

From the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century, the "British Raj" describes the period in which the British government reasserted its self-appointed sovereign authority as the governing power in India.

Which of these time periods is represented by The Raj narrative is not made known, although the clothing and props have a similar look to period pieces set in the initial years of the 20th century.

The caption for the park on the Delos website   is in Hindi which translates roughly to, "Come and experience, the grandeur and love of a place lost in time." The English description goes on to say, "If being pampered by our world-class spa isn’t your cup of Darjeeling Tea, the park's jungles and mountains are your only chance to glimpse magnificent beasts long vanished from your world."

The Raj is first seen in the episode Virtù e Fortuna and depicts privileged guests — predominantly Caucasian — being attended to by deferential Indian servants and take place at the onset of the host uprising, where we witness an Indian guide shooting one guest, and a Bengal tiger pouncing upon another guest at the brink of the park's cliff, above the water. This is presumably the same tiger that was found washed ashore in Season 2 priemire episode Journey Into Night .

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