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About V-S-Naipaul Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, a British novelist was born on August 17, 1932, in Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago. His forefathers hailed from Gorakhpur in eastern Uttar Pradesh. A recepient of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1990. Married to Nadira Naipaul, his works have been criticized by many for his allegedly unsympathetic portrayal of the Third World. His views on the rise of Hindutva [...]

Khushwant Singh is one of the most prominent novelists and journalists of India, Khushwant Singh was born on 2 February 1915 in Hadali (in present-day Pakistan). He graduated from the Government College, Lahore, before studying law at King’s College, London. He wrote a weekly column, “With Malice towards One and All”, which was published in several leading newspapers all over the country. He had been the editor of Yojana, The Illustrated Weekly of India, The [...]