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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.
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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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Nobel prize winning author V.S. Naipaul dies aged 85 [Video]Nobel prize winning author V.S. Naipaul dies aged 85  00:46

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  00:34

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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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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‘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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Why VS 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..
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'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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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.
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Facts about author V.S. Naipaul


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PM Modi, political leaders condole VS Naipaul's demise


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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
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