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by Shiva Naipaul


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VS Naipaul's younger brother, Shiva, lived under an 'intimidating burden of expectation'. But, argues Amit Chaudhuri, in writing his first two novels, he stubbornly produced two masterpieces.

VS Naipaul's younger brother, Shiva, lived under an 'intimidating burden of expectation'. VS Naipaul's younger brother, Shiva, lived under an 'intimidating burden of expectation'.

She is the heroine, and her story the single gleaming thread in Shiva Naipaul's ferociously comic and profoundly sad first novel.

Fireflies tells the story of Trinidad's most venerated Hindu family, the. She is the heroine, and her story the single gleaming thread in Shiva Naipaul's ferociously comic and profoundly sad first novel.

Shiva Naipaul (/ˈnaɪpɔːl, naɪˈpɔːl/; 25 February 1945 – 13 August 1985), born Shivadhar Srinivasa 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

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Follows the life of a strong Hindu woman who must adjust to an arranged marriage to a foolish man.

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Shiva Naipaul was the brother of V. Naipaul and author of Firefles and The Chip-Chip Gatherers. Fireflies, his first novel, published in 1970 and longlisted for the 'Lost Man Booker Award' in 2010, is set in Naipaul's native Trinidad. It includes a new foreword by Amit Chaudhuri

Shiva Naipaul was the brother of V. It includes a new foreword by Amit Chaudhuri. The Khojas are Trinidad's most venerated Hindu family. Rigidly orthodox, presiding over acres of ill-kept sugarcane and hoards of jewellery enthusiastically guarded by old Mrs Khoja, they seem to have triumphed more by default than by anything else. Only 'Baby' Khoja, who is parcelled.

With a foreword by Amit Chaudhuri. Penguin twentieth-century classics. Shiva Naipaul was born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, in 1945, and is the younger brother of the novelist V. Having won a scholarship to study Chinese at University College, Oxford, he emigrated to England, where he met and later married Jenny Stuart. He wrote two novels – Fireflies (1970) and The Chip-Chip Gatherers (1973) – before turning to non-fiction. Fireflies, his first. Shiva Naipaul was the brother of V.


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Malarad
Set among the Indian community of Trinidad, this is the story of 'Baby' Khoja, married off by the matriarch of her well-to-do family to the unpleasant Ram Lutchman, a bus driver.
Neither is pleased at the match: 'The girl he was to marry did not inspire him...Her nose was the best part of her...When Ram thought of her, he tried to think only of her nose.' Baby must cope with violence and Ram's mistress, as well as her two unpromising children. But with the assistance of Mr Khoja, the self-important paterfamilias, Ram is levered into a better job and the Lutchmans' life seems to be on the ascendant...
For the first half of the novel I wondered where it was going. Told equally from Ram's and Baby's perspectives, it seemed like a slightly shapeless family chronicle, albeit wonderfully written with brilliantly drawn characters from the extended family who feature largely in their lives.
But halfway through, events suddenly shift, and I became increasingly immersed, wanting to see how the Lutchmans' lives turn out.
Malaunitly
Brilliant writing. A must read for anyone interested in the caribbean literature. The world lost a true literary master with Shiva's death in 1985.
Fireflies download epub
Contemporary
Author: Shiva Naipaul
ISBN: 0233962069
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Contemporary
Language: English
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services; First Thus edition (October 22, 1970)
Pages: 416 pages