Dickens and India: Mutual Friends

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Tuesday, February 07, 2012

In this special from the BBC, Indian born writer Ayeesha Menon explores India’s love affair with Dickens.  India loves Dickens because India today feels what Dickens was writing about then. His themes deeply resonate with Indians: the importance of extended family, familial bonds, the rich-poor divide, child labour, domestic violence, social injustice and stratification, and the plight of the deprived and displaced.

Comments [2]

John Dryden from UK

Ayeesha Menon, the presenter has made a short introductory video to the documentary. You can see it at:

Feb. 08 2012 04:27 AM
Leonard N. Shapiro from New York

In his later novels,Dickens recants the anti-jewish sentiments contained in his earlier works (and in other Victorian novels)This was a great moral step
and I,a reader of Victorian authors was grateful.

Feb. 07 2012 06:29 PM

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