It’s George Orwell’s Birthday! Stay well-informed.

Eric Arthur Blair, popularly known by his pen name George Orwell, was born on June 25, 1903. He was an English novelist, essayist, journalist, and critic famous for his socio-political commentaries Animal Farm, Shooting an Elephant and Nineteen Eighty-four. His work and words remain influential and relevant even in today’s world.

Animal Farm (1945), a political fable based on the story of the Russian Revolution and its betrayal was one of his finest works, full of wit and fantasy, admirably written. It has, however, been overshadowed by his last book, Nineteen Eighty-four (1949), a fine mirror reflecting the many issues that torment modern India and its population.

George Orwell’s birthday every year is remembered with literary activities like seminars and discussions. On the anniversary of the great British writer, here are some quotes by George Orwell that remain important even in the present time:

  • If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.
  • Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
  • If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
  • In general, the greater the understanding, the greater the delusion; the more intelligent, the less sane.
  • There is something wrong with a regime that requires a pyramid of corpses every few years.
  • War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.

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