This is the second book in V.S. Naipaul's acclaimed "Indian Trilogy". In 1964 V.S. Naipaul published "An Area of Darkness", his semi-autobiographical account of a year in India. Two visits later, prompted by the Emergency of 1975, he came to write "India: A Wounded Civilization". In this work he casts a more analytical eye than before over Indian attitudes, while recapitulating and further probing the feelings aroused in him by this vast, mysterious, and agonized country. What he saw and heard - evoked so superbly and vividly in these pages - reinforced in him a conviction that India, wounded by a thousand years of foreign rule, has not yet found an ideology of regeneration. A work of fierce candour and precision, it is also a generous description of one man's complicated relationship with the country of his ancestors. 'A devastating work, but proof that a novelist of Naipaul's stature can often define problems quicker and more effectively than a team of economists and other experts' - "The Times". 'It is a long and angry stare at the obvious; it is humbling ...because it seems chasteningly right' - "New Statesman". 'Brilliant' - "Spectator".
Product code: AARYF
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Dimensions: 19.7cm x 13.0cm
Publish date: 03/09/2010
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