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Litt from the University of Oxford; the University of Viswa Bharati also awarded him Deshikottama, its highest honorary degree. In other projects Wikiquote.

Nirad C. Chaudhuri – Wikipedia

Why was he always in love with England, though he had never visited the land before the age of 57? A lonely toy bear on an empty shop shelf on Christmas Eve in first captured the attention of Michael Bond, who kindly shared Paddington with the world.

Chaudhary was no more unknown now. Lila Deo rated it really liked it Aug 19, From Wikipedia, the free passsage. He courted controversy in the newly independent India due to the dedication of the book, which ran thus:. Lovers of literature not only see texts through their lives but also sculpt live through the texts they read. This is NOT an ex-library book. For Nirad Chaudhuri, England was sacred and for some America is.

This article needs additional citations for verification. Sayan rated it it was amazing May 10, Chaudhuri was also deeply distressed by what he saw as the deep hypocrisy in Bengali social life and in particular those that resulted from class and caste distinctions. Chaudhuri argued that his critics were not careful-enough readers; “the dedication was really a condemnation of the British rulers for not treating us as equals”, he wrote in a special edition of Granta.


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A Passage to England, by Nirad C. Pankaj rated it liked it Jan 08, Following this, he attended Scottish Church College, Calcuttawhere he studied history as his undergraduate major.

Retrieved 11 July After graduation, he enrolled for the M. November Learn how and when to remove this template message. The controversial dedication to the memory of the British Empire caused a furore at the time but the book is now considered a classic work of Indian literature. Aakriti Agarwal rated it it was amazing Nov 20, He was also appointed as enhland political commentator on the Kolkata branch of the All India Radio.

Pulikanti Mallikarjun rated it did not like it Sep 23, And perhaps this street in s took him closer to the novels of Hardy and Austen.

Borson Rongpi rated it did not like it Feb 22, Our Day return guarantee still applies. His last book Three Horsemen of the New Apocalypsepublished incoincided with his hundredth year.

His pqssage were liberal middle-class Hindus who belonged to the Brahmo Samaj movement. His prose was highly influenced by Sanskrit and the older version of the Bengali language, the Shadhubhasha.

These questions perplexed me and the hcaudhuri answer I could decipher is that perhaps Nirad Chaudhuri was in search of a home that he could call his own.


A Passage to England, by Nirad C. Chaudhuri [1959]

The dedication, which was actually a mock-imperial rhetoric, infuriated many Indians, particularly the political and bureaucratic establishment. The book is divided in four parts among 26 chapters. Please provide an email address. A Passage to England by Nirad C. X was educated in Kishorganj and Kolkata then, Calcutta. Sign In Register Help Cart. Oct 18, Kitty rated it really liked it.

A Passage To England

Among eight children of his family he was the most unfortunate. Vismitha rated it really liked it Nov 14, Be the first to discover new talent! Varmachari rated it it was amazing Aug 09, His passagee article on Bharat Chandra a famous Bengali poet of the 18th century appeared in the most prestigious English magazine of the time, Modern Review.

His historical research revealed to him that the rigid Victorianesque morality of middle class Bengali women was a socially enforced construct, that had less to do with religion, choice and judgmentbut more to do with upbringing, social acceptance and intergenerational transference of values.

Sign up to receive offers and updates: The book’s dedication, Chaudhuri observed, “was an imitation of what Cicero said about the conduct of Verresa Roman proconsul of Sicily who oppressed Sicilian Roman citizens, who in their desperation cried out: Over the course of his literary career, he paassage numerous accolades for his writing.