The state govt.has finally woken up to the plight of the house where writer Eric Arthur Blair, better known by his pen name George orwell, was born.

   The house where the author of masterpieces such as Animal farm and NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR  was born on june 25, 1903, has now been declared a protected site by the Bihar government.

 

 Eric's father, Richard Walmesley Blair, worked in the opium department of the Indian civil service and was posted in Motihari for a while.In  1904, Eric's mother IdaMabel Blair took the one-year old to England.

  Located in Bihar's Mothari town, around 160 km north of Patna, Orwell's house had earlier been given to a local high school on lease, which was using it fir residential purpose.Nothing much,however, was done to keep the house in good shape and at present the premises are in a shamblrs. The lease period has come also to an end.

 The process of declaring the premises protected started in February this year when the art and culture department sent a team of experts to Motihari to assess the ground realities.

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Comment by Anil Kumar Giri on December 29, 2010 at 8:11am

Can anybody make me understand when in Bihar alot of people donot have shelters should be attended or the people who have left Bihar and never turned back or contributed towards should be remembered what benefit does it make. Jo margaye hai unke liye putla or smarak bana kar yaad karo aur jo jinda hai unhe marne or marne ke liye chodh do - Is this right?

Comment by Shalu Sharma on December 28, 2010 at 11:17pm
Never knew that George Orwell was born in Motihari. There are many who would love to come and visit the place if it converted into a museum or something. 

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