A thorough knowledge of the past could lead a profound scholar to predict the future course of history with great accuracy, provided that it did not turn out quite differently.
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|Birth:||22nd April, 1912|
|Death:||13th February, 1989|
|Profession:||Advertising Executive, Essayist, Novelist, Theatre director, Writer|
Aubrey Menen was an English writer. He He was also a drama critic, theater director, advertising agency executive, and an alumnus of University College London. His essays and novels explore the nature of nationalism and the cultural contrast between his own Irish-Indian ancestry and his traditional British upbringing. Menen's retelling of the classic Hindu epic the Ramayana is meant as a funny and readable version of the work, but devout Hindus were horrified by the liberties Menen took with a sacred text and it was banned in India for some years. Menen's humor did not undercut his love for India, however, as can be seen in his book on Hindu mystics and his text to Rolof Beny's great book of photographs of India.
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