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V.S. Naipaul's fascinating account of his journey around India approaches this shifting, changing land from a variety of perspectives. Through interviews with people from many different walks of life, he builds an oral history of a country constantly on the move.
V.S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932. Since he started writing in 1954 he has won many prizes including the Booker Prize for the novel In a Free State (1971).He has published more than twenty books of fiction and non-fiction, including Half a Life, A House for Mr Biswas, A Bend in the River, The Magic Seeds and a collection of letters, Between Father and Son. In 2001 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.