Tag: VS Naipaul

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  • The Birthday Candle

    The Birthday Candle

    Tomorrow is my birthday. Last year I was flattered to receive several messages, from friends, acquaintances and even strangers. It was a pleasant experience and a buoying contradiction of my occasional feeling – I guess everybody has it sometimes – that none remembers my existence. When I grew up in India, I had a clear …

    October 1, 2018
  • The ‘Intuitive’ Writer

    The ‘Intuitive’ Writer

    When a writer of international acclaim with genealogical roots in India, as his place of origin, departs the world forever, as engaged readers we review, re-read and re-assess his contribution to the immortal literary world. VS Naipaul, born in Trinidad in 1932, was the grandson of an Indian indentured labourer. Naipaul’s father was a writer …

    September 29, 2018
  • Book Review | Snap by Belinda Bauer, a Man Booker nomination

    Book Review | Snap by Belinda Bauer, a Man Booker nomination

    Snap by Belinda Bauer is essentially a story of a broken family of three children who had to grow up in a mini-second to survive and face the world alone.

    September 8, 2018
  • VS Naipaul: 1932-2018 | Life and works of the outspoken Nobel laureate

    VS Naipaul: 1932-2018 | Life and works of the outspoken Nobel laureate

    All through his celebrated career, Naipaul made many scathing remarks on record about women, race and his homeland Trinidad. But that was VS Naipaul in a nutshell. Cold, unapologetic for his views, outspoken but a master storyteller with a flair of weaving unforgettable stories.

    August 12, 2018
  • Condolences pour in for VS Naipaul

    Condolences pour in for VS Naipaul

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind expressed grief over his passing away

    August 12, 2018
  • Nobel laureate author VS Naipaul dies at 85

    Nobel laureate author VS Naipaul dies at 85

    "He died surrounded by those he loved having lived a life which was full of wonderful creativity and endeavour," his wife Lady Nadira Naipaul said in a statement.

    August 12, 2018