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Enid Blyton


British Indian author pens new Famous Five adventures as ode to Enid Blyton

June 19, 2022 11:49 am

The author feels that many adults, worldwide, feel nostalgic about Blyton's books and would want to share them with the children in their lives.

Golliwogs, Mudbloods and fair princesses: The pervasive symbols of race and gender oppressions in children’s literature

July 03, 2021 8:30 pm

Among the ones who have been accused of upholding power structures and portraying marginalised identities in a problematic manner are some of the biggest names, starting from Roald Dahl to J K Rowling, Enid Blyton and Hergé.

Explained: Why it's important to note Enid Blyton's failings, not erase her work

June 21, 2021 11:02 am

Controversies over Enid Blyton's work — its intellectual worth, inherent racism and problematic views on gender — have been ongoing since her lifetime. What's problematic?

Charity cites 'racism, xenophobia' in Enid Blyton's books; netizens give mixed reactions

June 17, 2021 6:38 pm

"Blyton’s work has been criticised during her lifetime and after for its racism, xenophobia and lack of literary merit," reads the updated blue plaque

New books to tell classic children's stories

January 21, 2021 2:16 pm

The contributors in these two anthologies are some of the world's finest and most-loved authors including the likes of Oscar Wilde, Beatrix Potter, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Rabindranath Tagore and Leo Tolstoy.

In different worlds

September 12, 2019 2:56 am

Enid Blyton stirred the imagination of the young. Her legacy survives the criticisms.

Explained: Was Enid Blyton racist and sexist? Royal Mint thinks so, scholars debate

September 03, 2019 7:24 am

The UK Royal Mint believed that featuring author Enid Blyton on the coin would result in a backlash due to the author’s “racist, sexist and homophobic views”.