Classics Calendar for November 23

King Ashoka (seen here in a 2015 teleplay) is
cited as an example of India's historically
militaristic nature in Nirad C. Chaudhuri's
1965 book of essays, The Continent of Circe

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Nirad C. Chaudhuri (1897; died August 1, 1999) Indian Bengali-English writer; The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian; The Continent of Circe (essays)

Died on this day:

Higuchi Ichiyo (1896; born May 2, 1872) Japanese short story writer; "Takekurabe" ("Comparing Heights"); "Jūsan'ya" ("The Thirteenth Night"); "Ōtsugomori" ("On the Last Day of the Year"); "Nigorie" ("Troubled Waters"); "Wakare-Michi" ("Separate Ways")

Andre Malraux (1976; born November 3, 1901) French novelist; La Condition Humaine (Man's Fate)

Roald Dahl (1990; born September 13, 1916) British writer best known for children's books such as James and the Giant Peach; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Fantastic Mr Fox; The BFG; Matilda

Bonus Classic:

Xenophon (c. 430-354 BCE) Greek historian and philosopher known for Anabasis (An Ascent); The Constitution of the Spartans

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