10 quotes on life from ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee

first_img10 quotes on life from ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Harper LeeAs a tribute to the famous novelist, Harper Lee, and her groundbreaking work of To Kill a Mockingbird, we have gathered some very famous quotes from the novel you might not like to miss.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 11, 2016UPDATED: February 19, 2019 11:13 IST Jacket of To Kill a MockingbirdTo Kill a Mockingbird, written by American novelist Harper Lee was first published in July, 1960 by the Lippincott company from Philadelphia, and soon became very successful, even picking up a Pulitzer Prize in 1961. The book was loosely based on a child’s view of the world of the 1936 Monroeville, Alabama, where Lee lived as a 10-year-old.Month Club and the Library of Congress Center for the Book carried out a survey in 1991, where they found that as a book, Mockingbird stood only behind the Bible as “most often cited as making a difference”. Some consider it to be the Great American Novel.When the news of Harper Lee publishing her second novel Go Set A Watchman came out, we could only imagine the happiness on the faces of people who have read Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Lee also received the Presidential Medal for Freedom in 2007 for her contribution to literature.She was named Nelle Harper Lee by her parents as a tribute to her grandmother Ellen. However, she omitted the first name in her books as the name Nelle (rhyming with Bell) might have been confused with Nellie. She was one of the most famous novelists of the twentieth century. Harper Lee died on February 19, 2016, aged 89, when she was sleeping at her residence in Monroeville, Alabama, USA.As we remember the legendary writer, here are some quotes from the famous novel To Kill a Mockingbird:Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.advertisementTo get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to [email protected] real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow BorivaliFollow Mumbai CST stationFollow advertising networkFollow Andhra Pradesh Open School SocietyFollow Luxury business managementlast_img read more

Nepal UNESCO condemns attacks against journalists covering protests

10 May 2010The United Nations agency tasked with upholding press freedom today spoke out against the intimidations and attacks yesterday against journalists covering Maoist protests in the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu. Following peaceful May Day demonstrations, the Maoists called for an extended strike, or “bandh,” amid a political stand-off with the Government.According to media reports, the strike was called off last Friday, but Maoist protestors gathered yesterday in Singha Durbar, the administrative hub of the capital.The UN Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) office in Kathmandu today condemned intimidations and attacks against journalists covering the demonstrations in Singha Durbar.“These attacks violate the fundamental rights of media professionals” reporting on yesterday’s events, the agency said in a press release. “But they also attack the right of everyone to receive a diversity of information and ideas.”Under no circumstances, UNESCO underscored, should journalists’ efforts to contribute to Nepal’s peace process through their reporting be obstructed.The agency said it is particularly concerned about the attacks, as they occurred just days after World Press Freedom Day was celebrated on 3 May.A decade-long civil war in Nepal that claimed some 13,000 lives ended with the signing of a peace accord between the Government and the Maoists in 2006.After conducting Constituent Assembly elections in May 2008, the country abolished its 240-year-old monarchy and declared itself a republic. But the peace process has stalled recently, threatened by tensions and mistrust between Maoists, the Government and the army.Karin Landgren, the Secretary-General’s Representative and head of the UN Mission in Nepal (UNMIN), warned the Security Council last week of “grave risks” the strike posed to the peace process.“Nepal’s peace process is at a delicate and critical moment, as negotiators work to resolve the current stand-off between Maoist supporters and the Government, primarily over Maoist demands for a national unity government.” read more