V S Naipaul the literature man died at 85. He was awarded the 2001 Nobel Prize for literature. When he was awarded the Nobel Prize, the Swedish Academy labeled him as a “literacy circumnvigator”.
V S Naipaul, the Nobel laureate know for the novels like “A bend in the river” and many more. He is also known for comic early novels set in Trinidad and Tobago. He published more than thirty books, both of fiction and nonfiction, over some fifty years.
What the politicians said?
President Ram Nath Kovind showed his sorrow by the tweet. He tweeted, “Sad to learn of the passing of V.S. Naipaul whose books are an penetrative exploration of faith, colonialism and the human condition, in his home in the Caribbean and beyond. A loss for the world of letters and for the broader school of Indo-Anglian literature”.
Earlier today, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman remembering Naipaul said, “Agree or disagree with him, Naipaul wrote beautiful prose. Sad, he is no more. The world of words loses an artful master.”
After the death of the versatile author, Nadira Naipaul, wife of the author during an interview with BBC, called him a “giant in all that he achieved” and said he had died surrounded by “those he loved having lived a life which was full of wonderful creativity and endeavour”.
Some famous Novels by the author V S Naipaul:
- The Middle Passage: Impression of five societies
- An Area of Darkness
- The Illustrated Weekly of India
- A flag on the Island
- The Lose Of El Dorado
- The Mimic Man
- Two Worlds
I KNOW NOTHING OF THE PEOPLE OF MY FATHER’s SIDE: I KNOW ONLY THAT SOME OF THEM CAME FROM NEPAL. TWO YEARS AGO A KIND OF NEPALES WHO LIKED MY NAME SENT ME A COPY OF SOME PAGES FROM AN 1872 GAZETTEER – LIKE BRITISH WORK ABOUT INDIA, HINDU CASTES AND TRIBES AS REPRESENTED IN BENARES; THE PAGE LISTED -AMONG A MULTITUDE OF NAMES -THOSE GROUPS OF NEPALESE IN THE HOLY CITY OF BANARAS WHO CARRIED THE NAME NAIPAL. THAT IS ALL WHAT I HAVE.
-Two Worlds by V.S. Naipaul
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