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An area of darkness

V. S. Naipaul

An area of darkness

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Published by The Reprint Society in London .
Written in English


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StatementV.S. Naipaul.
The Physical Object
Pagination288p. :
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18377948M


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Naipaul’s profound reckoning with his ancestral homeland and an extraordinarily perceptive chronicle of his first encounter with India/5(4). The first book in V. Naipaul’s acclaimed Indian trilogy – with a preface by the author.

An Area of Darkness is V. Naipaul’s semi-autobiographical account – at once painful and hilarious, but always thoughtful and considered – of his first visit to India, the land of his forebears. He was twenty-nine years old; he stayed for a year.

A classic of modern travel writing, An Area of Darkness is Nobel laureate V. Naipaul’s profound reckoning with his ancestral homeland and an /5(4). A classic of modern travel writing, An Area of Darkness is Nobel laureate V. Naipaul’s profound reckoning with his ancestral homeland and an extraordinarily perceptive chronicle of his first encounter with India.

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It was the first of Naipaul's acclaimed Indian trilogy which includes India: A Wounded Civilization and India: A Million Mutinies Now. The first book in V. Naipaul’s acclaimed Indian trilogy – with a preface by the author.

An Area of Darkness is V. Naipaul’s semi-autobiographical account – at once painful and hilarious, but /5(4). The first book in V. Naipaul's acclaimed Indian trilogy - with a preface by the author. An Area of Darkness is V. Naipaul's semi-autobiographical account - at once painful and hilarious, but always thoughtful and considered - of his first visit to India, the land of his forebears.

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An Area of Darkness also abounds with Naipaul’s strikingly original responses to India’s paralyzing caste system, its acceptance of poverty and squalor, and the conflict between its desire for self-determination and its nostalgia for the British raj.

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He was twenty-nine years old; he stayed for a year. 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.

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