Area of Darkness

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Area of Darkness

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Rating : 4.96 (736 Votes)
Asin : 0140028951
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 267 Pages
Publish Date : 0000-00-00
Language : English

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Roman Nies said Pains and fury!. Naipaul, Nobelprize winner for literature in "Pains and fury!" according to Roman Nies. Naipaul, Nobelprize winner for literature in 2001, born in Trinidad as son of indian parents, living in Great Britain, describes himself in this book as a stranger in India. True, it is the land of his forefathers, but for him an unknown and undetected country.Of course he knew the caste system, the austere rituals, the food prescriptions of the Brahmins, but the true, genuine India means still a cultural shock to him. "It was as if a part of reality was taken away from meI had no more face!"Tha. 001, born in Trinidad as son of indian parents, living in Great Britain, describes himself in this book as a stranger in India. True, it is the land of his forefathers, but for him an unknown and undetected country.Of course he knew the caste system, the austere rituals, the food prescriptions of the Brahmins, but the true, genuine India means still a cultural shock to him. "It was as if a part of reality was taken away from meI had no more face!"Tha. "Naipaul's earliest and most emotional travel book" according to Boris Bangemann. V.S. Naipaul is a man of strong opinions, and they are often politically incorrect. He is the man who once, infamously, called the Third World the "turd world." This book is about one of his early forays into the turd world. I imagine that it did not please the Indian Tourism Board to read that India is "the world's largest slum" or that Indians are "a withered race of men." Not surprisingly, the young Naipaul - just barely into his thirties when he wrote this book - got labeled as a reactionary. Antonio said Deep, disorganized insights into Naipaul's ancestral culture. In his native Trinidad Naipaul had always somehow been of India without being Indian. After 1"Deep, disorganized insights into Naipaul's ancestral culture" according to Antonio. In his native Trinidad Naipaul had always somehow been of India without being Indian. After 12 years in London, and possibly in an attempt to regain some sense of his own roots, he decided to take a sabbatical year in India in 1962. This book is the fruit of that year.It begins inauspiciously enough with some amusing but not too jarring description of the endless troubles involved in bringing a bottle of liquor into India. We've all heard of India's elephantine bureaucracy, and Naipaul confirms . years in London, and possibly in an attempt to regain some sense of his own roots, he decided to take a sabbatical year in India in 196"Deep, disorganized insights into Naipaul's ancestral culture" according to Antonio. In his native Trinidad Naipaul had always somehow been of India without being Indian. After 12 years in London, and possibly in an attempt to regain some sense of his own roots, he decided to take a sabbatical year in India in 1962. This book is the fruit of that year.It begins inauspiciously enough with some amusing but not too jarring description of the endless troubles involved in bringing a bottle of liquor into India. We've all heard of India's elephantine bureaucracy, and Naipaul confirms . . This book is the fruit of that year.It begins inauspiciously enough with some amusing but not too jarring description of the endless troubles involved in bringing a bottle of liquor into India. We've all heard of India's elephantine bureaucracy, and Naipaul confirms

This travel book looks at the scenes and sites of India, as well as providing an account of the personality of the author himself.

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