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Vs Naipaul

When VS Naipaul Was Bowled Over By Congress Leader Ram Niwas Mirdha

Mirdha held several portfolios including external affairs, water resources, communication and textiles. He died in 2010.

12 August 2018

V.S. Naipaul And The Hindu Gangsters Of Bombay

'He had concluded, or had been told, that the mafia in the city was made up of Muslims and Muslims alone... Mr Naipaul kept thinking I had brought him to meet a Muslim gang'


Why Has Naipaul Been Honoured?

The noted playwright takes Landmark and Literature Alive to task: 'Do they mean to valorise Naipaul's stand that Indian Muslims are raiders and marauders? Are they supporting his continued insistence on Muslim buildings in...


V.S. Naipaul, Nobel Laureate And Novelist, Dead At 85

Naipaul's early works focused on the West Indies, but came to encompass countries around the world, often focusing on the traumas of post-colonial change.

12 August 2018

Those Magnificent Invading Musical Muslims

Naipaul's views on Islam as well as their critique by Karnad show that Indian Islam continues to be reduced to chauvinistic or progressive clichés


The Writer's World

The discussion of writing in V.S. Naipaul's work is more than a literary discussion on technique and sensibility; it is a description of writing as a habitation, constantly struggled over, constantly fought for, constantly...

01 January 1970

Naipaul And The Sikhs Of Argentina

Notes from a trip in 1976 through Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.

01 January 1970

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Does Willy Get It Wilfully Wrong?

Or is it willy nilly? In any case, William Dalrymple's political project, his vaunted correction of V.S. Naipaul, is one within continuing Nehru 'secularism

01 January 1970

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03 February 2022
What Sir Vidia Actually Said

What Sir Vidia Actually Said

The encounter at the exit got the headlines, but not what transpired at the meeting ... Did he still condemn the killings in Gujarat? Was it an endorsement of...


03 February 2022
Among The Believers

Among The Believers

So what's the fuss about? It's not as if Arundhati Roy was invited to the RSS headquarters for a chintan baithak. And what did Sir Vidia say that was, coming...


03 February 2022
Sir Vidia, The Poet

Sir Vidia, The Poet

Patrick French hunts out Naipaul's 'lost' oeuvre -- four short stories, a radio play and the only poem he has ever written, broadcast from London to the West...


03 February 2022
Two Worlds

Two Worlds

Full text of the Nobel Lecture, December 7, 2001: "...as a child I had this sense of two worlds, the world outside that tall corrugated-iron gate, and the...


03 February 2022
An Intellectual Catastrophe

An Intellectual Catastrophe

Somewhere along the way Naipaul, in my opinion, himself suffered a serious intellectual accident. His obsession with Islam caused him somehow to stop thinking,...


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03 February 2022
Literary Liberal: Naipaul And The Infies

Literary Liberal: Naipaul And The Infies

To Naipaul, the world is suffused with 'Infies' of all stripes: inferior, common, low class, vulgar, uncultivated, deluded and destructive folks. Dark people...


03 February 2022
'Pissing From A Great Height'

'Pissing From A Great Height'

Sir Vidia never fails to deliver. At the opening of Cheltenham literature festival, our newest Nobel laureate (sorry, he's British, actually) was heard saying...


03 February 2022
Finally

Finally

The Nobel Prize for Literature, the world's most prestigious and -- with a value of $ 943,000 -- richest literary award goes to Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad...


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