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Author Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932-2018, author.

Title An area of darkness / V. S. Naipaul.

Imprint New York : Vintage Books, 2002, 1964.

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Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor  New Shelf  915.4 NAI    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Edition 1st Vintage Books ed.
Description 290 pages ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Originally published: London : A. Deutsch, 1964.
Summary 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.
Subject Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932-2018 -- Travel -- India.
Reisebericht
India -- Description and travel.
India -- Social life and customs.
Indien
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
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