India

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India

India

An Area Of Darkness, India: A Wounded Civilization & India: A Million Mutinies Now

  • Author: V. S. Naipaul
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1509832130
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: N.A
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With an introduction from Paul Theroux, author of The Great Railway Bazaar. V.S. Naipaul first visited India in 1962 at twenty-nine. He returned in 2015 at eighty-two. The intervening years and visits sparked by an inquisitiveness about a country he had never seen but had been a dream of his since childhood have resulted in three books: India: An Area of Darkness, A Wounded Civilization and A Million Mutinies Now. India is the collection of all three, introduced by fellow traveller and writer Paul Theroux. An Area of Darkness is V. S. 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 estrangement from the subcontinent. India was land of myths, an area of darkness closing up behind him as he travelled. What emerged was a masterful work of literature that provides a revelation both of India and of himself: a displaced person who paradoxically possesses a stronger sense of place than almost anyone. India: A Wounded Civilization 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. 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. India: A Million Mutinies Now is the fascinating account of Naipaul's return journey to India and offers a kaleidoscopic, layered travelogue, encompassing a wide collage of religions, castes, and classes at a time when the percolating ideas of freedom threatened to shake loose the old ways. The brilliance of the book lies in Naipaul’s approach to a shifting, changing land from a variety of perspectives. India: A Million Mutinies Now is a truly perceptive work whose insights continue to inform travellers of all generations to India.

An Area of Darkness

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An Area of Darkness

An Area of Darkness

His Discovery of India

  • Author: V. S. Naipaul
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0330529307
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 304
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The first book in V. S. Naipaul’s acclaimed Indian trilogy – with a preface by the author. An Area of Darkness is V. S. 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. From the moment of his inauspicious arrival in Prohibition-dry Bombay, bearing whisky and cheap brandy, he experienced a cultural estrangement from the subcontinent. It became for him a land of myths, an area of darkness closing up behind him as he travelled . . . The experience was not a pleasant one, but the pain the author suffered was creative rather than numbing, and engendered a masterful work of literature that provides a revelation both of India and of himself: a displaced person who paradoxically possesses a stronger sense of place than almost anyone. ‘His narrative skill is spectacular. One returns with pleasure to the slow hand-in-hand revelations of both India and himself’ The Times

V.S. Naipaul

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V.S. Naipaul

V.S. Naipaul

  • Author: Mohit Kumar Ray
  • Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
  • ISBN: 9788126901661
  • Category: West Indies
  • Page: 904
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V.S. Naipaul Has Claimed That All His Work Is Really One And He Has Been Writing One Big Book All These Years; Also, Considering The World He Has Stepped Into And The World He Has To Look At, He Cannot Be A Professional Novelist In The Old Sense. In Early Youth Naipaul Took Up The Vocation Of A Writer As His Religion And, Since The Beginning Five Decades Ago, Has Drawn On His Intensely Personal Experience Of An Uprooted Person Adrift In The World, His Experience Of The Two Worlds To None Of Which He Could Really Belong An Experience That Imparts The Authentic Voice To His Works Both Non-Fiction And Fiction Enriched By A Distinct Autobiographical Flavour. Naipaul Himself Is Split Into His Characters In Whom Are Manifested Subtle Shades Of His Emotions And Traits. He Is Accidental Man, Dangling Man, History Man And The Mimic Man All Rolled Into One. Naipaul Is Also One Of Literature S Great Travellers, And His Absorption Into The Experience Of Rootlessness, The Alienating Effects Of Colonial Past On Today S Postcolonial People Has Taken Him To Africa, South America, India And All Over The World Not In Search Of Roots But In Search Of Rootlessness, And Has Yielded A Rich Harvest Of Travelogues Which Are About Much More Than Travel.An Author Of A Large Number Of Fictional And Non-Fictional Works, Naipaul Continues To Surprise, Excite, Provoke And Move Readers At Every Turn Of His Literary Voyage. Naipaul Has Unseverable Emotional Bond With India Which Remains For Him An Area Of Pain, An Ache For Which One Has A Great Tenderness Yet From Which He Wishes To Separate Himself. The World Of V.S. Naipaul Is The World Of Two Worlds. The Present Volumes Of Papers On Naipaul, Led By Naipaul S Nobel Lecture, Offer Illuminating Perspectives And Interesting Explorations Into This Rich, Enigmatic, Sad, Hilarious And Fascinating World Of Naipaul.

Critical Response to V. S. Naipaul and Mulk Raj Anand

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Critical Response to V. S. Naipaul and Mulk Raj Anand

Critical Response to V. S. Naipaul and Mulk Raj Anand

  • Author: Amar Nath Prasad
  • Publisher: Sarup & Sons
  • ISBN: 9788176253697
  • Category:
  • Page: 206
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Europe's Constitutional Mosaic

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Europe's Constitutional Mosaic

Europe's Constitutional Mosaic

  • Author: Neil Walker,Jo Shaw,Stephen Tierney
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1847317863
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 404
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This book emerged from an extended seminar series held in Edinburgh Law School which sought to explore the complex constitutional arrangements of the European legal space as an inter-connected mosaic. There has been much recent debate concerning the constitutional future of Europe, focusing almost exclusively upon the EU in the context of the (failed) Constitutional Treaty of 2003-5 and the subsequent Treatyof Lisbon. The premise of the book is that this focus, while indispensable, offers only a partial vision of the complex constitutional terrain of contemporary Europe. In addition, it is essential to explore other threads of normative authority within and across states, embracing internal challenges to state-level constitutional regimes; the growing jurisprudential assertiveness of the Council of Europe regime through the ECHR and various democracy-building measures; as well as Europe's ever thicker relations, both with its border regions and with broader international institutions, especially those of the United Nations. Together these developments create increasingly dense networks of constitutional authority within the European space. This fluid and multi-dimensional dynamic is difficult to classify, and indeed may seem in many ways impenetrable, but that makes the explanatory challenge all the more important and pressing. Without this fuller picture it becomes impossible to understand the legal context of Europe today or the prospects of ongoing changes. The book brings together a range of experts in law, legal theory and political science from across Europe in order to address these complex issues and to supply illustrative case-studies in the topical areas of the constitutionalisation of European labour law and European criminal law.

The Art of Darkness

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The Art of Darkness

The Art of Darkness

Deception and Urban Operations

  • Author: Scott Gerwehr,Russell W. Glenn,Dana J. Johnson,Ann Flanagan
  • Publisher: Rand Corporation
  • ISBN: 9780833048318
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 81
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This research was undertaken to gain a better understanding of the relationship between deception and the urban environment, first to explore the power of deception when employed against U.S. forces in urban operations, and second to evaluate the potential value of deception when used by U.S. forces in urban operations.

The Sum of No Equation

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The Sum of No Equation

The Sum of No Equation

  • Author: Sabine Freyling
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: 9783631579107
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 473
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Starting with the social and psychological side of the person Naipaul, one can summarise some reasonably simple discoveries that can be extracted from both his autobiographical pieces and his seemingly fictional books, published within a period of more than fifty years. Naipaul suggested that the way to approach the author is not through finding out as much as possible about the man and one could easily argue that the idea shall simply be used in conversion. One can learn more about the person when taking into account all that has been produced by the author, who is part of the person. By this means, one can extract valuable information about both person and author and thus can easily uncover some mysteries that have been established by the author/person to conceal the reality behind a fixed idea that has always played a significant role in Naipaul's life. Having studied English, Naipaul was aware of all the tools available and of the aims of literary critics and seems to have challenged these established routes for his own sake and to serve his purpose.

My Battle with the Forces of Darkness

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My Battle with the Forces of Darkness

My Battle with the Forces of Darkness

  • Author: Betty M. Walters
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1479759538
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 120
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My Battle with the Forces of Darkness By Betty M. Walters My story shares with you my battle with the forces of darkness. It is my personal testimony of attacks by the demonic and numerous healings. It is to inform you Satan is real and has mankind in his bondage. He is out to kill, steal, and to destroy you. If you are lost, it will help you understand and see. If you are searching, it will open doors and give answers. It will tell you how to be set free, delivered from the demonic forces, and have peace in your life. My travel leads to many things. It covers miracles of healing, attacks from the demonic, a quest for understanding God's Word, and deliverance from darkness. If it had not been for the love of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior, and the prayers of my husband I could not have survived the journey. Satan tried to kill me many times. He wanted to destroy us both and has kept his demons busy trying to accomplish this goal, our DEATH! My husband and I became warriors. We all have areas of darkness, as we are born into sin because of the disobedience of Adam and Eve in the garden. Disobedience opened the door to Satan. Demonic represents the darkness or dirtiness. Jesus gives us light. We had to be freed from the forces of darkness and you can also. My story tells you how to achieve this. As you become clean, and generational curses are broken and removed from your bloodline, you will begin to notice changes around you. If you have children and they are under twelve years of age, your becoming clean will have positive effects upon their lives. The enemy will continue trying to get a foot hold back into your life. These are identifications of the demonic; Fear, bondage, infirmity, seducing spirits, deaf and dumb, anti-Christ, jealousy, divination, lying and familiar spirits, haughtiness, whoredoms, heaviness, perverse spirit, spirit of error and death. Satan will do anything to make you honor and worship him. He wants to laugh at God and show God his power and control over you, and the destruction he can bring into your life and the life of your loved ones. He hates you. He disrupts, distracts, and attacks, but he cannot conquer. He will tempt you in everything you hear, see, and touch. It is he that brings sickness, disease, and death to you, then whispers in your ear to blame God. If you have questions and are interested in deliverance, my book shares how to make contact with Deliverance Ministers. You too can be set free. The Holy Spirit revealed to us, "times are coming and people are going to be having some hard times. I do not wish for this to come upon the people of the Earth, but they bring it upon themselves. They allow Satan to enter into their lives and not Me. They keep themselves constantly in front of the T.V. Watching movies and listening to bad things filling their hearts and minds with everything in the world that is ungodly, instead of Me, the way it should be. It hurts Me so, it hurts Me so. I do not ask that much." God is Calling You Call to ME Call to ME my children I will come to you I will always be there for you I will never leave you I will be your source, your strength, the one to love you I love you so I love all of mankind I want to spend eternity with you I give life to you not death You may think and feel you are not worthy to b

Colonial Power, Colonial Texts

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Colonial Power, Colonial Texts

Colonial Power, Colonial Texts

India in the Modern British Novel

  • Author: M. Keith Booker
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN: 9780472107803
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 239
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Explores the British novel of India from Kipling's Kim to Farrell's The Singapore Grip

V.S. Naipaul

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V.S. Naipaul

V.S. Naipaul

The Indian Trilogy

  • Author: Namrata Rathore Mahanta
  • Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
  • ISBN: 9788126903498
  • Category:
  • Page: 157
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This Study Breaks Fresh Ground In Exploring V.S. Naipaul S Three Books About His Travels In India, Treating These As A Series Whose Meanings Emerge Only When Considered Together. It Focuses On The Inextricable Intertwining Of Naipaul S Writings With His Personal Experiences And Demonstrates As To How His Critiques Of Indian Culture And Politics Emerge From His Diasporic Worldview. It Includes An Analysis Of Naipaul S Perception Of Women S Differences In A Rapidly Changing Society. The Book Is An Insightful Reading For Those Interested In Naipaul S Career-Long Engagement With India.