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Letter from Marie Seton to Ronald Moody, Addressed from New Delhi, Kotah House

23 October 1961

Page 1

Created by
Marie Seton 1910–1985
Recipient
Ronald Moody 1900–1984
Date
23 October 1961
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Ronald Moody, ‘Page 1’ 23 October 1961
Created by
Marie Seton 1910–1985
Recipient
Ronald Moody 1900–1984
Title
Letter from Marie Seton to Ronald Moody, Addressed from New Delhi, Kotah House
Date
23 October 1961
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented to Tate Archive by Cynthia Moody, the sculptor's niece, 1995.
Reference
TGA 956/1/2/58/38

Description

This letter mainly relates to Menon and the appalling situation facing him in Bombay which Seton describes as 'bear baiting'. She writes of the enmity surrounding him, including that of Indira Ghandi's aunt, and Nehru's own frustration with Menon. She describes Menon's intellectual arrogance and his unsuitability for the post he was given (Minister of Defence). She tells Moody that Nehru is in a very difficult position regarding Menon and how to deal with him. There is also a reference to getting money from the bank for Indira.

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