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Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad "V. S." Naipaul, TC (born 17 August 1932) Indo-Trinidadian-British novelist, essayist, travel writer. 2001 Nobel Prize in Literature


The early masterpiece by V. S. Naipaul, A House for Mr. Biswas is one of the twentieth century's finest novels. Mr. Mohun Biswas has been fighting against destiny to achieve some semblance of independence, only to face a lifetime of calamity. Shuttled from one residence to another after the drowning death of his father, for which he is inadvertently responsible, Mr. Biswas yearns for a place he can call home and embarks on an arduous struggle to purchase a house of his own.


A Bend in the River by V. S. Naipaul