Naipaul and the Burdens of History

By Pratap Bhanu Mehta
in V S Naipaul: An Anthology of Recent Criticism
Edited by Purabi Panwar
Penecraft International
2003

This volume brings together some of the most recent revaluations of the multifaceted oeuvre of V.S. Naipaul, comprising his novels, short stories, travel writing, historical accounts, and varied essays. Focussed on the author's creative anxieties and strategies as much as on his provocative discourses on diverse nations, cultures, histories and communities across the globe, its closely critiques most of his major texts. The anthology also explores the extent of fixities and ambivalences in Naipaul's much talked about Eurocentrism