An area of darkness
A compagnon volume to the author's India: A wounded civilization, this bookis the record of V.S. Naipaul's first visitto the vast country his family has left only two generations before. Arriving in Bombay in 1961, he travelledas car North as Kasjmir, as farveast as Calcutta, as south as Matras, visiting along the day a holy cave in theHimalayas, Dal Lakeand his ancestral village.
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