Saturday, January 21, 2017

George Orwell

Today is the death anniversary of Eric Arthur Blair better known by his pen name George Orwell, the English novelist, journalist, essayist and political commentator.He was born in India at Motihari in Champaran district of Bihar.
Orwell was a known and self professed democratic socialist and was a strong critic of totalitarian rule especially of the Stalinist kind.His allegorical novel Animal Farm became an instant hit when it was published in 1945. He came up with another dystopian Novel '1984' published in 1949. Both these novels rank high amongst the 100 best novels written in English language. He wrote lucid English and one feels like going to his works again and again to see how simple and good English is written and can be written. He came up with now widely accepted new terms like Cold War, doublespeak, new speak, Big brother etc etc.
He died this day in England in 1950 aged 47.
Our humble tributes to the great author !

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