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George Bernard Shaw Famous Author In Mumbai – Old Photo

This is an old photo of the famous author George Bernard Shaw when he arrived in Bombay now Mumbai in 1933. Shaw received the prestigious Nobel Prize for literature in 1925. His books and plays are still popular to this day. Some of his works include- Pygmalion, Man And Superman, The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Socialism And Capitalism, and so on.

Shown here is George Bernard Shaw arriving in Mumbai in 1933 on a world tour. He acknowledges the crowd’s greetings on his arrival. Socialist in thought he had empathy for the Indian freedom struggle. And was a great admirer of Mahatma Gandhi and described him “He  is  the  sort  of  man  who  is born,  perhaps, once in several  centuries, a  very marvelous  personality.”

See my post- Mahatma Gandhi & Sarojini Naidu – Press Photo 1939Because of limited time, Shaw and his wife Charlotte who accompanied him could not visit other parts of the country. Read more- Bernard Shaw’s interesting Indian visit (1933).

Did you know- The 1964 Oscar-winning movie “My Fair Lady” was based on George Bernard Shaw’s 1913 play Pygmalion.

From the collection- 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal Art Abstract (#12).,  Killick Nixon & Company Mumbai – Old Photo 1900., Vintage Postcard Bangalore Commercial Street 1904., Rachamah or Egyptian Vulture 1790 Copperplate Engraving.

The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, or stock photos or taken from other sources.

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