VS NAIPAUL

  • VS Naipaul only one of Indian origin among Britain's 500 most influential January 26, 2014

    Nobel Prizewinning Indianorigin author VS Naipaul and Pakistani teenage campaigner Malala Yousafzai have been named among Britain's 500 most influential people across different fields. The firstever 'Influential 500' list, compiled by specialist publisher Debrett's and 'The Sunday Times' newspaper, includes personalities in 25 areas chosen by experts in their field. While...
  • Khushwant Singh awarded lifetime achievement award at Mumbai LitFest November 15, 2013

    Renowned Indian writer Khushwant Singh was awarded a lifetime achievement award at the Mumbai LitFest 2013 on Friday. The award was received by his close friends Trilochan Sahney and Bir Sahneyon on behalf of the 98year old writer. The award, which carries a citation, silver plaque and cash prize of Rs.500,000, has...
  • Girish Karnad being wilfully ignorant: Tagore expert November 10, 2012

    New Delhi: An expert on Rabindranath Tagore, Professor Ananda Lal, has not taken kindly to veteran actor and playwright Girish Karnad's remarks against the Bengali polymath. "Karnad has been saying this for the last 20 years that Tagore is an inferior dramatist, but when you reach a stature that Karnad...
  • Girish Karnad sticks to his stand on Tagore November 10, 2012

    Bangalore: Veteran actor and playwright Girish Karnad has stirred up another controversy. After criticising Nobel laureate VS Naipaul and calling him antiMuslim, Karnad has now incurred the wrath of Bengal by targeting Rabindranath Tagore by calling him a second rate playwright. Karnad defended his statement while talking to CNNIBN. "He...
  • Rabindranath Tagore was a second rate playwright: Karnad November 9, 2012

    New Delhi: After publicly targeting Nobel laureate VS Naipaul and calling him antiMuslim, veteran actor and playwright Girish Karnad has created another controversy by calling another Nobel Prize winner Rabindranath Tagore a "second rate playwright". "Tagore was a great poet but a second rate playwright," Karnad said. Karnad, who is also...
  • Karnad vs Naipaul: Is Indian secularism far too rigid? November 6, 2012

    Playwright Girish Karnad strongly defended his attack on VS Naipaul saying he has no regrets for publicly targeting the eminent writer. While speaking to Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose on Face the Nation, Karnad also went on to say that he didn't mind being called a professional secularist but Naipaul had...
  • FTN: Karnad vs Naipaul Is Indian secularism far too rigid? November 5, 2012

    Playwright Girish Karnad has strongly defended his attack on VS Naipaul saying he has no regrets for publicly targeting the eminent writer. Karnad also went on to say that he didn't mind being called a professional secularist but Naipaul had no right to abuse Muslims. ...
  • I have no regrets for publicly targeting VS Naipaul: Girish Karnad November 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Playwright Girish Karnad has strongly defended his attack on VS Naipaul saying he has no regrets for publicly targeting the eminent writer. Karnad also went on to say that he didn't mind being called a professional secularist but Naipaul had no right to abuse Muslims. "I waited for...
  • Karnad attacks Naipaul for his views on Muslims November 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The Mumbai Lit fest on Friday witnessed major drama when veteran actor and theatre artist Girish Karnad slammed Nobel prize laureate VS Naipaul and called him antiMuslim. Karnad, who was present at the litfest on Friday to conduct a class on theatre, spoke at length about Naipaul. Karnad said,...
  • Naipaul says he will not write on India anymore November 1, 2012

    Mumbai: Nobel laureate and Indianorigin author V S Naipual, known for his caustic writings on the country of his parentage, has said he has written enough about India and will not be writing anything more on it. "I don't think so. I've written enough about India. I've written these four books...
  • Don't mix Naipaul's views and works: Amitav Ghosh June 15, 2011

    One of India's bestknown writers Amitav Ghosh speaks on VS Naipaul's recent comment on women authors. ...