Author: V S Naipaul
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This is a brilliantly written autobiography which takes shape when a man encounters something in his life which shocks him into the need for self-examination and self-explanation. It was natural that a sojourn in India should provide this shock for Naipaul. The experience wasn't a pleasant one, but the pain gave expression to an autobiography that is truly tender, lyrical, explosive and cruel.