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Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul

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Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul (born August 17, 1932) is a British novelist of Hindu heritage from Trinidad and Tobago.

In 2001, two of his books, A House for Mr Biswas[?] and A Bend in the River[?] would both be on the list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century by the editorial board of the American Modern Library.




  • The Middle Passage: Impressions of Five Societies - British, French and Dutch in the West Indies and South America (1962)
  • And Area of Darkness (1964)
  • The Overcrowded Barracoon and Other Articles (1972)
  • India: A Wounded Civilization (1977)
  • A Congo Diary (1980)
  • The Return of Eva Perón (1980)
  • Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey (1981)
  • Finding the Centre (1984)
  • A Turn in the South (1989)
  • India: A Million Mutinies Now (1990)
  • Homeless by Choice (1992, with R. Jhabvala and S. Rushdie)
  • Bombay (1994, with Raghubir Singh)
  • Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions among the Converted Peoples (1998)
  • Between Father and Son: Family Letters (1999, edited by Gillon Aitken)

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