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V.S. Naipaul

V. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932 and emigrated to England in 1950, when he won a scholarship to University College, Oxford. He is the author of many novels, including A House for Mr. Biswas, A Bend in the River, and In a Free State, which won the Booker Prize. He has also written several nonfiction works based on his travels, including India: A Million Mutinies Now and Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions Among the Converted Peoples. He was knighted in 1990 and in 1993 was the first recipient of the David Cohen British Literature Prize.

Indian Art and Its Illusions

Much Maligned Monsters: The History of European Reactions to Indian Art

by Partha Mitter

The Classical Tradition in Rajput Painting

by Pratapaditya Pal

Coomaraswamy Vol.3: His Life and Work

by Roger Lipsey. (Reviewed by Philip Rawson The New York Review, February 22, 1979)

Imperial Mughal Painting

by Stuart Cary Welch

Indian Painting

by Toby Falk and Robert Skelton

Room for Wonder: Indian Painting During the British Period, 1760-1880

by Stuart Cary Welch

A Historical Atlas of South Asia

edited by Joseph E. Schwartzberg

Indian Medieval Sculpture

by Aschwin de Lippe

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