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from Marie Seton to Ronald Moody, addressed from New Delhi

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In this letter Marie Seton informs Moody that Indira Gandhi will be in London for four and a half days and asks him to see her [Indira] without Helene. She provides an account of the stress Indira is undergoing and asks Moody to help her. Seton also refers to the strain which Menon’s mental state is putting on Indira.
from Marie Seton to Ronald Moody, addressed from New Delhi

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from Marie Seton to Ronald Moody, addressed from New Delhi

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The beginning of this letter is missing. In this letter Marie Seton describes Menon’s relationship with Nehru and the conflicts within himself crystallised by Nehru’s death. She also refers to the behind the scene fights which took place in the presence of Nehru’s corpse and Menon’s reaction to the fights. She shares further thoughts about Menon and the lack of preparations for Nehru’s death (including the absence of a death mask) due to lack of warnings.
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from Marie Seton to Helene Moody, addressed from New Delhi

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In this letter, Marie Seton talks about fabric for a divan cover and mentions a possible return to London. She informs the Moodys that she has given their names to the Nandas who will be visiting London and tells them that Satyajit Ray will also be travelling to London. Seton describes the situation with Menon following Nehru’s death, including attacks on him, and writes about meeting Menon at Madras airport when he was due to join the Cabinet. She analyses Menon, his mistakes, her relationship with him, and the effect of Nehru’s death on Menon. She segues into a discussion …
from Marie Seton to Helene Moody, addressed from New Delhi

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from Marie Seton to Helene Moody, addressed from New Delhi

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In this letter Marie Seton writes about fabric for a divan and her work on finishing her book. She then describes the pressures surrounding Indira Gandhi and the effect on her. She goes on to talk of the repeated negative comments about Menon in the American press and the impact of this on him, which Seton believes is similar to what both Sergei [Eisenstein] and Paul [Robeson] faced. Seton discusses what her own position with regard to this and the difficulty of helping Menon. She also describes Indira’s attitude to the situation with Menon and Seton’s belief that the only …
from Marie Seton to Helene Moody, addressed from New Delhi

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from Marie Seton to Helene Moody, addressed from New Delhi

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Marie Seton opens this letter by writing about fabric. She goes on to discuss the crisis in India and Nehru’s handling of it and the opposition Nehru is experiencing. She refers to her unorthodox cousin/godmother and her connection with the Nehru family. Seton also writes about Menon’s opposition to Nehru and an awkward encounter with Menon and subsequent phone call to him. This is followed by a lengthy discourse on Menon, his behaviour and what Seton views as his Messiah complex. The letter concludes with a brief reference to Moody’s ‚Savacou‘ and the phoenix-like quality of India.
from Marie Seton to Helene Moody, addressed from New Delhi

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from Marie Seton to Ronald Moody, addressed from New Delhi

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This letter is incomplete. The final page(s) are missing. This letter mainly relates to Nehru’s death. Marie Seton describes thousands of people pouring past his house and refers to her presentment of his death which made her stay in India. She informs Moody that his ‚Three Heads‘ have been on the ledge outside Nehru’s room so Nehru could go nowhere without seeing them. She shares her belief that Nehru died enlightened and gives an account of her visit to Nehru on 4 May and an account of her arrival at Nehru’s house and subsequent vigil with Indira Gandhi by his …
from Marie Seton to Ronald Moody, addressed from New Delhi

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