Letter: In brief 2

November 30, 2001

Two references to Edward John Thompson (1886-1946) in my review of his biography by Mary Lago ("Forgotten role in Raj quartet", THES , November 16) were overzealously edited to become references to his son, E. P. Thompson (1924-93). Lago consistently ignores works by Indian scholars on E. J. Thompson. It was E. J., not E. P., who published a biography of Tagore.

These errors reinforce the point that E. J. Thompson is largely forgotten except as the influential father of his even more influential son, E. P.

Harish Trivedi
Department of English
University of Delhi

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