Amrita Dutta: Revisiting Pride and Prejudice in India

Excerpt from Indian Express:

While the most sensitive of her students realise that it is not a straightforward romance, a superficial reading can, ironically, reinforce the necessity of marriage.

Of her book, Austen complained that “it was too light and bright, and sparkling; it wants shade; it wants to be stretched out here and there with a long chapter of sense.” She seemed to anticipate its appropriation by pop culture into a romance between Mr Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet, a pastel-pink teddy bear wrapped with a red bow.

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