• There is a geographical element in all belief-saying what seem profound truths in India have a way of seeming enormous platitudes in England, and vice versa . Perhaps the fundamental difference is that beneath a tropical sun individuality seems less distinct and the loss of it less important.

    George Orwell, Peter Hobley Davison, Ian Angus, Sheila Davison (1999). “A kind of compulsion, 1903-1936”, Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd