The Prevalence Of Witches

The Prevalence Of Witches This story is set in a backward district of India where witchcraft thrives The efforts of the political agent and the education officer aided by a phoney occidential swami to secure true justice fo

  • Title: The Prevalence Of Witches
  • Author: Aubrey Menen
  • ISBN: 9780701115838
  • Page: 251
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This story is set in a backward district of India where witchcraft thrives The efforts of the political agent and the education officer, aided by a phoney occidential swami , to secure true justice for a village headman on a charge of murder is the basis for this book.

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    About "Aubrey Menen"

    1. Aubrey Menen

      Salvator Aubrey Clarence Menen was born in 1912 in London, of Irish and Indian parents After attending University College, London he worked as a drama critic and a stage director When World War II broke out, he was in India, where he organized pro Allied radio broadcasts and edited film scripts for the Indian government After the war ended, he returned to London to work with an advertising agency s film department, but the success of his first novel, The Prevalence of Witches 1947 , induced him to take up writing full time Aubrey Menen s writings, often satirical, explore the nature of nationalism and the cultural contrast between his own Irish Indian ancestry and his traditional British upbringing Apart from his novels and non fiction works Menen wrote two autobiographies titled Dead Man in the Silver Market 1953 and The Space within the Heart 1970 He died in 1989 in Thiruvananthapuram.

    808 thoughts on “The Prevalence Of Witches”

    1. I came across this novel from 1949 by accident and I'm glad I did. It's a very biting, often very funny, satire of Western civilization vs. the more "primitive" society of India, as told through the colorful British characters inhabiting the completely fictitious Indian province of Limbo. The observations of the frequently indefensible superiority of the West over the East is astonishingly relevant to what one sees in today's world. I was often laughing aloud and highlighting favorite passages. [...]


    2. Aubrey, where have you been all my life? You are witty, intelligent and you write like a dream. You're a cross between Aldous Huxley and P.G. Wodehouse - what more could a girl want? Loved this delightful romp where witches and tigers meet - and handily overcome - representatives of the British civil service and the American missionary force. Such fun - on to the next!


    3. I bought this book twenty years ago and it was about twenty-five years old at the time. I read a little of it and have always meant to return to it. Aubrey Menen seems to me to have been very perceptive, daring and gently humorous.I wish he were better known in the United States.


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