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'I Shouldn't Try To Judge My Own Work'

Some of the questions put to Sir Vidia at his New York University reading:

'I Shouldn't Try To Judge My Own Work'
'I Shouldn't Try To Judge My Own Work'
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How does it feel to finally win the Nobel Prize?
I've just arrived there, you must give me some time to think about it.

If you had to be remembered for one book, which one would it be?
That's a very hard question. Everything of value in me is in my books and at the same time, I am the sum of all my books. All the books mean something to me. Some of them have led me from one patch to another, some of them have prevented me (from) falling into despair. I shouldn't try to judge my own work. I'll have to leave it to time and the public.

Where do you consider your home to be—India or England—and why?
My home is where I live: I have a house in Wiltshire and a flat in London. So, I suppose that is my home. None of us have tribal homes any longer, especially people here in America. The world is in movement. I belong to many places and there are many things that go to make our idea of who we are—our education, our professions. I think it's wrong to think that there's a little tribal place that is entirely ours. Even Africa has been in great...
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