VS Naipaul, Fiery Novelist and Nobel Laureate (Download PDF)


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Indian origin writer & famous British novelist Sir V. S. Naipaul died in London on 12th Aug. 2018. He was 85 years old. Naipaul was known as ‘Sir Videya’ among fans. He has written insensitivity on imp. issues like colonialism, idealism, religion & politics.

Image of Sir Videya

Image of Sir Videya

Image of Sir Videya

Nobel Prize Awarded

  • Sir V. S. Naipaul was awarded Booker Prize in 1971 & Nobel Prize for literature in 2001.

  • He got title of knighthood for literary contribution in 1990.

  • He was only other writer of Indian or Indian origin to receive Nobel literature of literature after Rabindranath Tagore.

  • ‘The Times’ gave Naipaul 7th in list of 50 great British authors in 2008.

Some of Famous Books Written by Him

  • His 1st novel ‘The Mystic Maasar’ was published in 1951.

  • ‘A House for Mr. Biswas’, published in 1961, is his most famous & popular book. Naipaul became famous all over world just at age of 31 by this novel. They are also called Master of English.

  • ‘The Mimic Men’ (year 1967)

  • ‘In a Free State’ (1971)

  • ‘Guerrillas’ (year 1975)

  • ‘A Bend In the River’ (year 1979)

  • ‘A Way in World’ (1994)

  • ‘The Inigma of Arivalval’ (1987)

  • ‘Beyond Belief: Islamic Execution among Converted Peoples’ (1998)

  • ‘Half a Life’ (2001)

  • ‘The Writer and the World’ 2002)

  • ‘Literary Auctions (2003)

  • ‘The Knowledge Magic Seeds’ (2004)

About V. S. Naipaul

  • V. S. Naipaul’s full name was Vidyadhar Suraj Prasad Naipaul.

  • V. S. Naipaul was born on 17th Aug. , 1932 in Indian Hindu family in Trinidad.

  • After 18 years of schooling he went to Oxford to study. He settled in England after studying at University College, Oxford.

  • They have great fame in the writing world.

  • Naipaul came to India many times & his last visit was for Jaipur Literature Festival in January 2015.

  • He made many trips to many countries of the world. Many books, travelogues & essays are written.

  • Naipaul 1st married Patricia N. Hale in 1955, but Patricia died in 1996, & in same year, Naipaul married Pakistani journalist Nadira Alvi.

  • He took more than 3 years to write his most famous novel ‘A House for Mr. Biswas’.

  • Naipaul wrote books like ‘N Area of ​​Darkness’ & ‘A Wounded Civilization’ on subjects like India’s history, culture & civilization.

About Nobel Prize:

  • Nobel Foundation was started in memory of Sweden’s scientist Alfred Nobel in 1901.

  • Its aim is to financially run Nobel Prizes.

  • It is world’s highest award in field of peace, literature, physics, chemistry, medical science & economics.

  • In this award, amount of 1.4 million dollars is given w/citation.

  • Nobel Prize in Economics was started from 1968.

  • Nobel Foundation has team of 5 people whose head is decided by King of Council of Sweden, other 4 member rewards are determined by trustee’s trustee (trustees).

- Published/Last Modified on: January 5, 2019

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