V.S. Naipaul

Books by V.S. Naipaul

V.S. or Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul was a British novelist and writer of nonfiction born in Trinidad and Tobago. In 2001 he won the Nobel Prize in Literature for having “united perceptive narrative and incorruptible scrutiny in works that compel us to see the presence of suppressed histories.”. He also won the 1971 booker Prize with In a Free State.

Interviews where books by V.S. Naipaul were recommended

The best books on Contemporary India, recommended by Kapil Komireddi

As the world’s biggest democracy, India could be an inspiring example of how a multiethnic, multilingual country with many different religions can come together to form a vibrant state with equality enshrined in its constitution. But all that is in danger of going down the drain, as the country transforms into a brutally exclusionary Hindu-supremacist state under the leadership of Narendra Modi, says Kapil Komireddi, essayist and author of Malevolent Republic: A Short History of the New India. Here, he talks us through how the country got to where it is now and recommends five books that present a “comprehensive picture” of contemporary India.

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