G. V. Desani (1909--2001) was born Nairobi, Kenya and raised in India. In the late 1930s, and throughout the war, he was a BBC broadcaster and lectured on India. He contributed regularly to "The Times of India"'s "Illustrated Weekly" and produced a weekly opinion page called "Very High and Very Low." He moved to the United States in 1970 to teach at Boston University and subsequently the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a Professor of Religion and Philosophy. Anthony Burgess (1917-1993) was a prolific novelist, composer, librettist, essayist, semanticist, translator, and critic. He is best known for the novel "A Clockwork Orange."