In August, 1941, George Orwell joined the BBC's Overseas Service. He was appointed Talks Producer responsible for features, talks and commentaries on the war, to be broadcast to India. Orwell read 56 of the 220 news commentaries he wrote. This volume contains some of the work he produced while at the BBC. Orwell's readings of courses for Indian university students was the forerunner of the "Open University" of today.
George Orwell (1903-1950) served with the Imperial Police in Burma, fought with the Republicans during the Spanish Civil War, and was a member of the Home Guard and a writer for the BBC during World War II. He is the author of some of the most celebrated works of non-fiction and fiction in the English language.