Reginald Reynolds

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Reginald Arthur Reynolds (1905 - 16 December 1958) was a British left wing writer.

A Quaker, he was General Secretary of the No More War Movement 1933-1937.

He was perhaps best known as a critic of British imperialism in India, and for his 1937 work The White Sahibs in India. For many years he was also New Statesman's weekly satirical poet.

He married the left wing novelist Ethel Mannin in 1938.[1]

He was a conscientious objector during the Second World War, when he worked in Air Raid Precautions and in a mobile hospital unit.

Works[edit]

  • India, Gandhi and world peace (1931)
  • Police and peasantry in India (1932)
  • Gandhi's fast: its cause and significance (1932)
  • The white sahibs in India (1937)
  • Prison anthology / edited with A. G. Stock (1938)
  • Why India? (1942)
  • Cleanliness and Godliness: or The Further Metamorphosis. A discussion of the problems of sanitation raised by Sir John Harington, etc. (1943)
  • The new Indian rope trick: or What became of the debt? (1943)
  • The fallow ground of the heart (1945)
  • Og and other ogres (1946)
  • The wisdom of John Woolman: with a selection from his writings as a guide to the seekers of today (1948)
  • British pamphleteers (edited with George Orwell) (1948)
  • Beards: Their Social Standing, Religious Involvements, Decorative Possibilities, and Value in Offence and Defence Through the Ages (1949)
  • Beards: an omnium gatherum (1950)
  • Beds: with many noteworthy instances of lying on, under, or about them (1951)
  • To Live in Mankind: A Quest for Gandhi (1951)
  • Beware of Africans: a pilgrimage from Cairo to the Cape (1955)
  • My Life and Crimes (1956)
  • John Somervell Hoyland (1958)
  • John Woolman and the 20th century (1958)
  • The true book about Mahatma Gandhi (1959)
  • The loadstone (1960)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Mannin, Ethel" in Todd, Janet M.(ed.) British Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide.Continuum, 1989 (pg. 441).

Biography[edit]

  • Robert Hunter, Reg and Ethel
  • Autobiography, My life and crimes (1956)