Shiva Naipaul





Shiva Naipaul

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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: 3.78 · 456 ratings · 53 reviews · 10 distinct works · Similar authors
North of South: An African ...
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 181 ratings — published 1978 — 5 editions
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Fireflies
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 79 ratings — published 1970 — 8 editions
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A Hot Country:
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3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 1983 — 5 editions
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The Chip-Chip Gatherers
3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 1973 — 7 editions
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Journey to Nowhere
4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 1981 — 2 editions
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Beyond the Dragon's Mouth
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1989 — 5 editions
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An Unfinished Journey
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Black And White
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1981 — 2 editions
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A Man of Mystery and Other ...
3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1996
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“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).”
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