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'Mr Naipaul, forget about it'

'I don't think you have anything to say to me and I certainly don't have anything to say to you.'Bharat Bhushan recalls his encounters with V S Naipaul.
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The undeniable truth of Naipaul's India

'Though not religious in everyday life, his Hindu-Indian identity was an irrevocable influence on his writings,' observes Vivek Gumaste.
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Five Books Barack Obama Thinks You Should Read [Video]Five Books Barack Obama Thinks You Should Read

Barack Obama shared a second summer reading list on Facebook and it seems to have a theme. Keri Lumm discusses the books about truth.

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Nobel prize winning author V.S. Naipaul dies aged 85 [Video]Nobel prize winning author V.S. Naipaul dies aged 85

Trinidad-born British author V.S. Naipaul, who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2001, has died at his home in London aged 85, according to reports. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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Nobel Winning Author V.S. Naipaul Dies Aged 85 [Video]Nobel Winning Author V.S. Naipaul Dies Aged 85

LONDON (Reuters) - Trinidad-born British author V.S. Naipaul, who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2001, has died at his home in London aged 85, the BBC reported on Saturday. REUTERS/Chris..

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What Naipaul understood and Vajpayee didn't

In any institution that has a passionate ideology, the moderate is always vulnerable to the person who is more extreme, because that is what the supporters want.
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee espoused Hindutva, but disliked violence; VS Naipaul understood fragility of moderate positions

No one is perfect and we owe it to ourselves to be honest. In that spirit, here's a look at aspects of the lives of Vajpayee and Naipaul.
Firstpost - Published

What landmark can the BJP rename after Naipaul?

'Will the BJP now replace a Muslim name for a street or a railway junction with Naipaul's name?''It is the least the party can do for its sole Nobel Prize-winning admirer,' says Amulya Ganguli.
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VS Naipaul's 86th birth anniversary: From In a Free State to A House for Mr Biswas, a study of the author's themes

Overall VS Naipaul wrote more than 30 books, and was one of the first winners of the Booker Prize, now Britain's leading literary award, in 1971 for "In A Free State".
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Reading VS Naipaul is to see literature at its finest, and that's all that should matter

For Naipaul writing was the only thing that mattered: all the rest was noise.
Firstpost - Published

VS Naipaul and I: How I became a character in 'A Million Mutinies Now', but my life didn't change

In 1988, Bangalore was witnessing the explosion of the IT industry, and VS Naipaul wanted to witness this miracle for himself. After two books where he had been critical of India, he wanted to talk..
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Blog: VS Naipaul, a master prose stylist


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The V S Naipaul I came to know

Nikhil Lakshman remembers the times he spent with the legendary writer who passed into the ages six days before his 86th birthday.
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VS Naipaul, with his rage and flaws, will be remembered for unflinching honesty, mastery of language

VS Naipaul's was an all-encompassing rage: he raged against half-formed societies; he raged against public defecation; he raged against the colonisers and he raged against the colonised.
Firstpost - Published

VS Naipaul dies at 85: The Nobel laureate is gone, but is the man still redeemable?

VS Naipaul - a writer who spoke of fractured postcolonial worlds with piercing honesty - shall himself be condemned to fractured memory and posterity.
Firstpost - Published

‘The world is what it is’; no one captured it better than VS Naipaul


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V.S. Naipaul dead, admirers say legacy will live on


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Maharashtra's transport minister Diwakar Raote's rendezvous with the writer Sir VS Naipaul

Raote was among those profiled in Naipaul's travelogue India: A Million Mutinies Now, along with others like militant poet Namdeo Dhasal of the Dalit Panthers
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In India, V S Naipaul was reviled by some, revered by others


IndiaTimes - Published

Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul: A man always true to himself


IndiaTimes - Published

Naipaul: Unapologetic & utterly unforgettable

Nobel laureate Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, “Sir Vidia” to his many admirers, died on Saturday at his home in London. He was 85. Naipaul documented the migrations of peoples, the unravelling of..
IndiaTimes - Published

When Naipaul was bowled over by Congress leader Ram Niwas Mirdha!

During a visit to India when Rajiv Gandhi was the prime minister in the mid-80s, Naipaul met Ram Niwas Midha. After the meeting, Naipaul was so awestruck by Mirdha's knowledge of his books that he..
IndiaTimes - Published

An 'unapologetic' author, who didn't write to 'please an audience'

Naipaul's views against the commonplace perception towards colonised countries and their people were not the only thing controversial about the famed author.
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Why Naipaul never wrote his autobiography?

According to Naipaul, fiction never lies and reveals a writer totally. But an autobiography, he felt, "can distort; facts can be realigned". The Nobel Prize and the Booker winner's oeuvre included over..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Lost a beloved brother': Rushdie leads tributes to Naipaul

Salman Rushdie on Sunday mourned the death of VS Naipaul, saying he lost a beloved older brother while fellow authors said he was one of the greatest writers who was very engaging when he turned on the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Authors mourn VS Naipaul; Rushdie says 'lost a beloved older brother'

Salman Rushdie on Sunday mourned the death of VS Naipaul, saying he lost a beloved older brother while fellow authors said he was one of the greatest writers who was very engaging when he turned on the..
IndiaTimes - Published

VS Naipaul dies aged 85: Controversial Nobel laureate leaves behind a body of unparalleled work

VS Naipaul leaves behind a body of work that is unparalleled, despite the shadow his personality cast on it for much of his life.
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Why VS Naipaul's mother asked him not to write about India

At the JLF session, he narrated what his mother had to say to him on writing about India. "The only Hindi word my mother carried from India was 'beta' and she said 'beta please leave India to the..
DNA - Published

From Ramchandra Guha to Amitav Ghosh: Literary community pays tribute to 'cantankerous' VS Naipaul

Salman Rushdie today mourned the death of V S Naipaul, saying he lost a beloved older brother while fellow authors said he was one of the greatest writers who was very engaging when he turned on the..
DNA - Published

VS Naipaul dies at 85: Nobel-winning novelist's flawed character kept him from greatness

VS Naipaul was a stupendous writer who perhaps missed being great because he was not morally up to a visionary.
Firstpost - Published

Facts about author V.S. Naipaul


IndiaTimes - Published

'Beta, leave India to Indians,' Naipaul was once told by mother


newKerala.com - Published

PM Modi, political leaders condole VS Naipaul's demise


IndiaTimes - Published

Naipaul's death major loss to world of literature: Modi


newKerala.com - Published

Nobel-Prize winning novelist of Indian origin, VS Naipaul passes away at the age of 85

Lady Naipaul confirmed that her husband had died peacefully in London
Bollywood Life - Published

PM Modi, other politicians condole Nobel Laureate VS Naipaul`s death

Naipaul is the recipient of numerous honours, including the Man Booker Prize in 1971 and a knighthood for services to literature in 1990. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001.
Zee News - Published

From PM Modi to President Kovind, India's political class pay tributes to VS Naipaul

Leaders from across the political spectrum condoled the demise of Nobel Laureate author V S Naipaul, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying, it was a major loss for the world of..
DNA - Published

Daily Bulletin: Toll in Kerala rains rises to 37, VS Naipaul passes away, India faces stiff task to save Lord's Test; top stories of the day

From celebrated novelist and Nobel Laureate VS Naipaul passing away at 85 to Arsenal taking on defending Premier League champions Manchester City, here are the top stories for Sunday.
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As the world remembers VS Naipaul, here's a list of the most offensive things he has ever said

Nobel prize-winning author VS Naipaul, known for his critical commentary on colonialism, idealism, religion and politics, has died at the age of 85, his family said early today. "He was a giant in..
DNA - Published

VS Naipaul: Nobel laureate, Man Booker Prize winner, not everyone's cup of tea

Trinidad-born British author VS Naipaul, who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2001, has died at his home in London aged 85, the BBC reported on Saturday (August 11). Vidiadhar Surajprasad..
DNA - Published

VS Naipaul, Nobel Laureate known for novels like The Mystic Masseur, passes away aged 85

Naipaul was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001 "for having united perceptive narrative and incorruptible scrutiny in works that compel us to see the presence of suppressed..
Firstpost - Published

Nobel Prize-winning author V.S. Naipaul dies

Nobel Prize-winning novelist V.S. Naipaul, who explored questions of place and identity for more than half a century, has died aged 85, his family announced on Sunday.
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V S Naipaul, Nobel-winning novelist, dies at 85

The Trinidadian-born author, most famous for his seminal 1961 novel A House for Mr Biswas, died peacefully on Friday, his wife Lady Naipaul announced.
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VS Naipaul dies: All you need to know about the Indian-origin Nobel Prize-winning author

Here are eight things
DNA - Published

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