Trivia – George Orwell

Trivia of the day – George Orwell was born in Bihar. I had no idea, really. :). See the effect of the soil. 😛 From Wikipedia:

Blair was born on June 25, 1903 in Motihari, Bengal (modern Bihar), in India, when it was part of the British Empire under the British Raj. There, Blair’s father, Richard Walmesley Blair, worked for the opium department of the Civil Service. His mother, Ida Mabel Blair (née Limouzin), brought him to England at the age of one. He did not see his father again until 1907, when Richard visited England for three months before leaving again.

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5 thoughts on “Trivia – George Orwell

  1. Yeah. I am particular about comments on my blog, but I am not against comments 🙂 Nor am I against a comment just because it contradicts my view-point. But yeah – I hate the stupid “know-it-all” tones or an insistence on making me agree to the commenter’s viewpoint.

  2. Well, I just happen to like your blog. Rather, like it a lot.
    At the risk of sounding “know-it-all”, too-wise, too-old, stupid and being banned — I do think that you have a great potential. May God bless you! Bye.

  3. Well, Orwellian prowess may be more attributable his working in Opium Deptt (No I definitely do not possess any convincing evidence)…. Remember the guy who gave us the famous (or is that notoriuos???) T-Distribution??? He worked in a winery. These contraband substances do have a liberating effect on the intellect…..

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