Imperialism In Naipaul's Novels

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society without being involved in history and politics. Salim moved from east coast to center in an opposite direction as the people were likely to move from center to east coast or other directions. The center of Africa represented the heart of Africans and Salim thought, he could move into heart of Africans by moving to center.
Through Salim’s consciousness, Naipaul portrayed the oddities and complexities that prevailing in the African ex-colonies. Like a war reporter the novelist effectively reported the tragic vision of the mutilation and fragmentation of the sensibilities of the people amidst the violence and disorder. The political turmoil served as a backdrop to the tragic drama of their suffering.
The novel was a great retelling of the fact that Naipaul had made an uncompromising commitment to truth as his critical and observant eyes lay bare the despair of the soul and psyche of the expatriates in the alien environment. He was relentless in exposing how desperately they
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All these strategies helped them to interfere in the colonized countries. The local tribal wars, political implantations of modernizing Africa and the new introduced ideals – nationalization and radicalization were the exact happening of the African society portrayed in V. S. Naipaul’s “A Bend in the River”.
In “A Bend in the River” Naipaul treated a kind of violated and colonial society with understanding and detachment. With a keen vision, the writer depicted the real state of a society of ‘Third World’ countries which was marked by a shared experience, a past threatened by a dark age of colonialism and by the movement of freedom. And
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