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A classic of modern travel writing, An Area of Darkness is Nobel laureate V. S. Naipaul’s profound reckoning with his ancestral homeland and an extraordinarily perceptive chronicle of his first encounter with India.

Traveling from the bureaucratic morass of Bombay to the ethereal beauty of Kashmir, from a sacred ice cave in the Himalayas to an abandoned temple near Madras, Naipaul encounters a dizzying cross-section of humanity: browbeaten government workers and imperious servants, a suavely self-serving holy man and a deluded American religious seeker. An Area of Darkness also abounds with Naipaul’s strikingly original responses to India’s paralyzing caste system, its apparently serene acceptance of poverty and squalor, and the conflict between its desire for self-determination and its nostalgia for the British raj. The result may be the most elegant and passionate book ever written about the subcontinent.

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V.S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932. He went to England on a scholarship in 1950. After four years at Oxford he began to write, and since then he has followed no other profession. He is the

Synopsis:

In recounting the events of his journey through India, the Nobel Prize-winning author presents a kaleidoscopic view of the institutions, people, and problems of this turbulent nation, his ancestral homeland. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307776549
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Travel : Asia - India
Author:
Naipaul, V. S.
Author:
Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul
Author:
Naipaul, Vidiadhar Surajprasad
Subject:
Asia - India
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Asia - India & South Asia
Subject:
Journeys
Subject:
India Description and travel.
Subject:
India Social life and customs.
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Subject:
Asia-India Modern
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Travel-India
Subject:
Travel Writing-Asia
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20020709
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
304

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"Synopsis" by , V.S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932. He went to England on a scholarship in 1950. After four years at Oxford he began to write, and since then he has followed no other profession. He is the
"Synopsis" by , In recounting the events of his journey through India, the Nobel Prize-winning author presents a kaleidoscopic view of the institutions, people, and problems of this turbulent nation, his ancestral homeland. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
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