Authors mourn VS Naipaul; Rushdie says 'lost a beloved older brother'

NEW DELHI: Salman Rushdie on Sunday mourned VS Naipaul, pronouncing he misplaced a loved older brother while fellow authors mentioned he used to be one of the most biggest writers who used to be very attractive when he turned on the appeal.

Naipaul's family as of late announced he died in London at the age of 85.

British Indian novelist Rushdie in a tweet mentioned, "We disagreed all our lives, about politics, about literature, and I feel as sad as if I just lost a beloved older brother. RIP Vidia."



Author-poet Jeet Thayil described Naipaul as an awful guy and a super author and mentioned his death used to be like "losing a cantankerous, contrarian father".

He additionally put out several other tweets tagging his quotes and images.



Sanjoy K Roy, one of the most organisers of Jaipur Literature Festival, tweeted, "He could be cranky and disagreeable but when he turned on the charm he was engaging and more often then not educative and informative! He will be missed."

The legit feed of the Nobel Prize additionally put out a tweet pronouncing, "Remembering V S Naipaul, awarded the 2001 Nobel Prize in Literature for 'having united perceptive narrative and incorruptible scrutiny in works that compel us to see the presence of suppressed histories' who has passed away aged 85."

Naipaul used to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001. He additionally gained the Man Booker Prize in 1971 and a knighthood for services to literature in 1990.



Author Amitav Ghosh additionally tweeted pronouncing, "RIP VS Naipaul" and posted a link to an old piece written through him when Naipaul gained the Nobel.

Historian Ramachandra Guha mentioned the most productive piece of writing on Naipaul is "no doubt the biography through Patrick French which is a richly researched and vividly written portrait of the person, his work, and his times".

Vaishali Mathur, who manages the Hindi publishing of Penguin Random House India, advised PTI, "Naipaul's books occupy a satisfaction of position on our Hindi checklist. It offers us immense delight to grasp that we've got all his books in Hindi and that the Hindi reader can take pleasure in the Nobel laureate's writing up to any international reader. And that his legacy will survive."

Picador, which revealed maximum of his books, tagged a tribute in the Guardian in its tweet and mentioned, "A ravishing and shifting tribute to the incredible lifestyles and towering literary achievement of our writer Sir VS Naipaul who unfortunately passed away this weekend."

British novelist Hari Kunzru put out a series of tweets on Naipaul.

"I interviewed VS Naipaul for BBC TV. When we sat down, the very first thing he mentioned used to be 'inform me what you've gotten read and do not lie.' Only then would he consent to be puzzled.

"I made Naipaul cry. I knew he rarely signed books and probably wouldn't want to put his name on some paperback so I found a 1st of Mr Biswas. He saw it and broke down. Everyone v alarmed. 'I haven't seen one of these for so long,' he said, when he recovered himself," the first two tweets mentioned.




"He did sign the e book. We had been in the room (now part of a hotel) where he had written radio scripts for the BBC when he first came to the UK.


"The manufacturer used to be scared of him. There used to be a list of taboo subjects. Islam, Theroux and many others. I had to promise not to bring them up. As I bear in mind he did finally end up speaking about Islam," Kunzru, who has authored books like "The Impressionist", "Transmission", "My Revolutions", "Gods Without Men", and "White Tears", tweeted.


Author Kota Neelima referred to Naipaul's observation some years in the past that there's no female writer whom he considers his equivalent as she tweeted, "And now #VSNaipaul runs the chance of being reborn as a woman author."
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