CRISIS OF UNBELONGING IN NAIPAUL’S: AN AREA OF DARKNESS
Vidhyadhar Suraj prasad Naipaul is an expatriate writer, and well-known for his criticism of post-colonialism. His journey to Trinidad, England, Iran and India may be physical but they have mental and intellectual reflection of his moods and sensibility.
As a diasporic writer, Naipaul is in a unique position as he is the product of three different cultures. Naipaul non-fiction writings dealt with the cultural confusion of the third World and the problem of an outsider, and a feature of his own experience as an Indian in the West Indies, a West Indian in England and a nomatic intellectual in a postcolonial world. He had visited many times during 1960s to 1970s and visited in big cities such as Bombay, Delhi, Kashmir and calcutta.but always found himself in homelessness sensibility. Naipaul’s first journey to India, the land of his ancestors, proved particularly him in homelessness sensibilty. His writings issue from a desire to understand his own position in the world. An Area of Darkness is a records of his impression which he got during his one and two year stay in India in his first visit. In this book Naipaul explored the land of his origin, thinking that he might live in India. He undertook the journey to the country in quest of his roots in a land from where his grandfather had migrated to Trinidad as an indentured labourer at the beginning of the last century.
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