Shiva Naipaul





Shiva Naipaul


Born
in Port Of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
February 25, 1945

Died
August 13, 1985

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Shiva Naipaul (25 February 1945 – 13 August 1985), born Shivadhar Srivinasa Naipaul in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, was a Trinidadian and British novelist and journalist.
Shiva Naipaul was the younger brother of novelist V. S. Naipaul. He went first to Queen's Royal College and St Mary's College in Trinidad, then emigrated to Britain, having won a scholarship to study Chinese at University College, Oxford. At Oxford, he met and later married Jenny Stuart, with whom he had a son, Tarun[1].
With Jenny's support, Shiva Naipaul wrote his first novel, Fireflies, and followed it with The Chip-Chip Gatherers. He then decided to concentrate on journalism, and wrote two non-fiction works, North of South and Black & White, before returning t
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Average rating: 3.8 · 665 ratings · 79 reviews · 11 distinct works · Similar authors
North of South: An African ...

3.93 avg rating — 247 ratings — published 1978 — 5 editions
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Fireflies

3.71 avg rating — 152 ratings — published 1970 — 8 editions
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The Chip-Chip Gatherers

3.66 avg rating — 71 ratings — published 1973 — 8 editions
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A Hot Country:

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3.44 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 1983 — 5 editions
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Journey to Nowhere

4.27 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 1981 — 2 editions
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Beyond the Dragon's Mouth

3.73 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 1989 — 5 editions
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An Unfinished Journey

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Black and White

3.72 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1981 — 3 editions
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A Man of Mystery and Other ...

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“For Baby, the marriage was a bad one, but it never entered her head that she might complain or refuse to marry Ram. . . . Fortunately, in her eyes what others might have considered an injustice, she considered a law of life.”
Shiva Naipaul, Fireflies

“Divorce of the intellect from body-labour has made of us the shortest-lived, most resourceless and most exploited nation on earth.(This is about Indians - due to caste division).”
Shiva Naipaul

“He had lacked the courage to concede there was truth in what she said. Not the whole truth. Nor the truth he would have described it. He would have liked to explain that the compassion he felt for her – and the tender pity to which it gave rise – were for him indistinguishable from what was commonly called love. He would have liked to explain that he was not capable of loving in any other way. For, if compassion and tender pity did not create love – what did? If they weren’t good enough – what was? There were, no doubt, other ways of loving; but they were beyond his reach. One person’s love for another, he would have liked to tell her, is always unique. People can only do what they can; be what they are.”
Shiva Naipaul, A Hot Country:
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