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The Overcrowded Barracoon - 1972

Pablo Mukherjee reads the essays written in the 1960s and 1970s as a possible battleground for revealing Naipaul’s position because he sees violence endemic to the nations of the Global South: “If he is said to be, at one and the same time, both the truthful chronicler of the despair and rebellions of the so-called Third World and the purveyor of malicious myths and misrepresentations about it, this is because of his simultaneous alignment with and hostility to the people and conditions there.”