„Society presses upon us all the time. The progress of the last half century is the progress of the frog out of his well.“

"Quotations by 60 Greatest Indians" at Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology http://resourcecentre.daiict.ac.in/eresources/iresources/quotations.html

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writer of Indian English literature 1906 - 2001

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