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Timeless (and international) Austen

By Deborah Yaffe, Mar 17 2014 01:00PM

The tirelessly energetic, not-yet-two-year-old Jane Austen Book Club of Mumbai, India, has issued its first publication, a forty-page booklet titled “Timeless Austen.” (The contents are not online, but you can see the cover here.)


I’m delighted to be among the contributors, an eclectic mix of lay Janeites that includes an investment banker, a mechanical engineer, a high school theater teacher and a couple of teenagers, including club founder Anvita Budhraja.


Many of the articles focus on last year’s celebration of the bicentennial of Pride and Prejudice, or this year’s commemoration of the same milestone for Mansfield Park. Congratulations to the Indian Janeites on reaching a milestone of their own!


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