Marie Seton, recipients: Ronald Moody, Helene Moody

Letter from Marie Seton to Ronald and Helene Moody, addressed from New Delhi

13 April 1964

Page 1

Created by
Marie Seton 1910–1985
Recipients
Ronald Moody 1900–1984 Helene Moody 1902–1978
Date
13 April 1964
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Ronald Moody, ‘Page 1’ 13 April 1964
Created by
Marie Seton 1910–1985
Recipient s
Ronald Moody 1900–1984
Helene Moody 1902–1978
Title
Letter from Marie Seton to Ronald and Helene Moody, addressed from New Delhi
Date
13 April 1964
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented to Tate Archive by Cynthia Moody, the sculptor's niece, 1995.
Reference
TGA 956/1/2/58/55

Description

In this letter Marie Seton mentions a proposed visit by Abdullah to Delhi. She writes about the problems surrounding the autonomy of Kashmir and rumours of deal between Pakistan and China. She also discusses the problems of the legacy of partition. She tells Moody about the possibility of her return to London and the difficulty of writing a book in Delhi in present situation. Seton mentions that Indira Gandhi is in pain due to a slipped disc in her neck. She also shares her thoughts on intelligence and its failure to ensure no mistakes in judgement, using Menon's intelligence as an example. She refers to unrest, anti-Muslim feelings and religious discrimination and her own belief that monotheism makes people arrogantly contemptuous.

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