“India: A Wounded Civilization” is a book written by V. S. Naipaul, the Trinidadian-British writer and Nobel laureate in Literature. Published in 1977, the book is part of Naipaul’s travelogue series where he explores various countries and cultures.
In “India: A Wounded Civilization,” Naipaul provides a critical examination of India, its history, culture, and society. Naipaul delves into India’s complex past, colonial legacy, and post-independence struggles. He offers insights into the social, political, and economic challenges facing the country, as well as its spiritual and philosophical traditions.
Naipaul’s portrayal of India in this book is often seen as controversial and polarizing. While some readers appreciate his candid observations and analysis, others criticize his perspective as overly negative or biased. Nevertheless, “India: A Wounded Civilization” remains an important work that sparks discussion and debate about India’s identity and its place in the modern world.