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Volume 26, No. 1

November, 2005
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SOUTH ASIAN REVIEW

V. S. Naipaul
His Ideas, Work and Art

Guest Editor
P. S. Chauhan

The Publication of the South Asian Literary Association

Volume 26, Number 1, 2005

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Contents
 
Editor's Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Prologue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
The Current State of Naipaul Scholarship. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

PROFILE -- The Irascible Prophet:  V. S. Naipaul at Home 
     by Rachel Donadio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


12
V. S. Naipaul's A House for Mr. Biswas:  Poetics of History, Biography, Modernity and Culture
     by K. D. Verma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


19
"Strangers to Ourselves":  V. S. Naipaul's The Enigma of Arrival as Counter-Discursive Life-(Re) Writing
     by Elvira Pulitano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


40
Naipaul in the 1970s:  Authorial Preferences and the Symptomatic Reading of Place
     by Stuart Murray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


58
Tale of Two Worlds:  Naipaul after 9/11
     by Timothy Weiss. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

74
Naipaul's Women
     by Gillian Dooley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

88

Guerrillas:  V. S. Naipaul's Images of the Erotic Goddess
     by Sanna Dhahir. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

104
Buried Alive:  The Gothic Carceral in Naipaul's Fiction
     by Ankhi Mukherjee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

113
Frustrated Homelands:  V. S. Naipaul and Caribbean Indianness as Despair
     by Lisa Outar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


126
Returning to the Repressed:  Caribbean Slavery as a Leitmotif in Naipaul's Narratives
     by Vivian Nun Halloran . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 


153
Deterritorializing Trinidad and India:  V. S. Naipaul's Diasporic Travels in India
     by Harveen Mann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


169
Travel Taking Further:  V. S. Naipaul, Travel Writing and the Quest for Postcolonial Identities
     by Jacinta Matos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


184
The Enigma of Arrival:  Inverse Authorship, Textualizing Reterritorialization
     by Abdollah Zahiri. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


196
V. S. Naipaul:  From Displacement to Hybridity?
     by Judith Levy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

211
Reading the Postcolony in the Center:  V. S. Naipaul's A Bend in the River
     by Masood Raja . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


224
Rituals of Passivity:  Naipaul's Mimetic Book on the South
     by Ben P. Robertson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

240
Writing for the West:  V. S. Naipaul's Religion
     by Nicole Gyulay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

256
Odd Man Out:  V. S. Naipaul and Postcolonial Studies
     by Jésus Zapata . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

266
The Wounded Word:  V. S. Naipaul and the Language of Return
     by Maureen Shay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

284
The Dual Vision:  Compassion and Cruelty in the Writings of Naipaul
     by Hatice Ovgu Tuzun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

298
Naipaul and the Illusion of Identity
     by Nandini Bhautoo-Dewnarain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

309
Negotiating the Changing World:  Migrancy and Identity in V. S. Naipaul's Fiction
     by Yu-yen Liu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


320
The Look in Ruins:  Naipaul's The Enigma of Arrival and the Dialectics of Seeing
     by Sangita Gopal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


338
The Global Vision of V. S. Naipaul
     by Raphael Dalleo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

358
Out of the Colonial Cocoon?  From The Mimic Men to India:  A Million Mutinies Now
     by Jasbir Jain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Book Reviews

     Ranu Uniyal, Random Descent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .



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     Eva Monheim, Eat Smart in India:  How to Decipher the Menu,
     Know the Market Foods & Embark on a Tasting Adventure . . . . . . . . . .

393
     Abha Patel, A Critical Stage:  The Role of Secular Theatre
     in Pakistan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

396
     Summer Pervez, Critical Theory:  Perspectives from Asia. . . . . . . . . . . . 
400
     Rajender Kaur, The Braided Tongue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
404
     Jean W. Sedlar, A Region in Turmoil:  South Asian Conflicts since
     1947. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Abstracts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Advertisements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .422
  
  
  
Last Reviewed: November 14, 2007