Mulk Raj Anand

Indian English writer

Mulk Raj Anand (12 December 190528 September 2004) was an Indian novelist and a leading figure of early Indian English literature. His works include novels, poetry, and essays on a wide range of subjects, including social commentaries on India's poor, and on British rule in India.

Mulk Raj Anand in 1982

Quotes edit

  • Why don’t you call, you swine, and announce your approach!
  • Our tragic age demands poetry of courage and not whimpers about the inevitable end of all maya.

The Private Life of an Indian Prince (1969) edit

Source: Private Life of an Indian Prince, Bodley Head (London), 1969
  • Not a virgin or a rupee was safe in his realm.
    • p. 60
  • Please look out for the few thorns that might have got mixed up with the roses.
    • p. 72

About edit

  • Mulk Raj Anand, an Indian novelist, was convinced of conspiracy. The rapes were so systematic and pervasive that they had to be conscious Army policy, “planned by the West Pakistanis in a deliberate effort to create a new race” or to dilute Bengali nationalism, Anand passionately told reporters.

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