An area of darkness

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StatementV. S. Naipaul.
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Pagination281 p.
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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/5. An Area of Darkness also abounds with Naipaul’s strikingly original responses to India’s paralyzing caste system, An area of darkness book 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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The result may be the most elegant and passionate book ever written about the subcontinent/5(53). About An Area of Darkness. 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. Traveling from the bureaucratic morass of Bombay to the ethereal beauty of Kashmir.

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/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.

"An Area of Darkness" is V.S. Naipaul's semi-autobiographical account - at once painful and hilarious, always concerned - of his first visit to India, the land of his forbears. From the moment of his inauspicious arrival in prohibition-dry Bombay, bearing whisky and cheap brandy, he began to experience a sense of cultural estrangement from the.

An Area of Darkness is a book written by V. Naipaul in It is a travelogue detailing Naipaul's trip through India in the early sixties. It was the first of Naipaul's acclaimed Indian trilogy which includes India: A Wounded Civilization and India: A Million Mutinies Now.

The narration is anecdotal and : V. Naipaul. 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/5(31). An Area of Darkness is a book authored by V.S. Naipaul in It is a travelogue penned during the author's sojourn in his ancestral land India in the early sixties.

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.

He was twenty-nine years old; he stayed for a year. An area of darkness by V. Naipaul; 14 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Social life and customs, Description and travel, Travel, India -- Social life. 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.

This may be the most elegant and passionate book ever written about the subcontinent. The first book in V. Naipaul’s acclaimed Indian trilogy – with a preface by the author. An Area of Darkness is V.

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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 /5(K).

This book reflects the India, or the third worlds, in Naipaul's eyes. On the whole this reflection is a mixture of pity, wonder, alas, and disgust.

It is interesting to know the fact, as Naipaul stated in the book, that his ancestors came from India (And that's why he made this journey)/5(3). Get this from a library. An area of darkness. [V S Naipaul] -- This is V.S. Naipaul's record of his sojourn to India, the land of his fathers.

Throughout the book, Naipaul's intense perceptions sweep the reader into the turmoil and fabulous richness of the. Synopsis 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.

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.

The result may be the most elegant and passionate book ever written about. an area of darkness written by v s naipal he was orthodox and lived in trinibad because his father immigrants Trinibad work for sugarcane field,and his ancestor is belong to India he had a dream.

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. From the moment of his inauspicious arrival he experienced a cultural. In one sense, then, his book is intensely personal.

It is the record of an attempt to clear that “area of darkness” which India, since childhood, had represented in the author's mind. The attempt succeeded, disastrously well: the darkness of ignorance yielded to the more painful darkness.

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Synopsis "An Area of Darkness" is V.S. Naipaul's semi-autobiographical account - at once painful and hilarious, always concerned - of his first visit to India, the land of his forbears. From the moment of his inauspicious arrival in prohibition /5(33).1_ AN AREA OF DARKNESS Home is, I suppose, just a child’s idea, A house at night, and a lamp in the house.

A place to feel safe V. S. Naipaul An Area of Darkness functions not only as a title, but as a metaphor for the idealized India of Naipaul’s ancestors.

Darkness is a resonant and complex metaphor that runs allFile Size: KB.