Sunday, 16 September 2012

Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, professor of English at Allahabad University, had hoped to be the first Indian in 300 years to be elected Oxford Professor of Poetry when a successor to Christopher Ricks was chosen in 2010. But alas, he was pipped at the post by Geoffrey Hill who won the position and its “lousy” salary (£6,901 a year).


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