Narrator: Abhishek Sharma
Author: George Orwell

Published in the summer of 1949, George Orwell’s 1984 is one of the most definitive texts of modern literature. Set in Oceania, one of the three intercontinental super states that divided the world amongst themselves after a global war, Orwell’s masterful critique of the political structures of the time, works itself out through the story of Winston Smith, a man caught in the webs of a dystopian future, and his clandestine love affair with Julia, a young woman he meets during the course of his work for the government.

As much as it is an entertaining work, 1984 is also a brilliant and, more importantly, a timeless satirical attack on the social and political structures of the world.