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George Eliot on Mourning the Past

By Rakesh AhujaI was introduced in the 60s by an effervescent muse, Mary Anne, first wife, to George Eliot whose real name was Mary Anne Evans. No, as a female, she could not write under her femalish name. I learnt then about what it meant to be a female or to be the Outsider, in the White Male Anglo dominated intellectual and social environment.Even more, as I read and re-read George Elio...

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  1. Subhash Agrawal

    This is stoicism at its best - a delicate combination of reflection & longing. Like the last lingering drops of a very fine and well-aged wine. Well framed, Rakesh !