Lunch With a Bigot: The Writer in the World
Amitava Kumar is Helen D. Lockwood Professor of English at Vassar College. He is the author of
A travel-account about a trip to Kashmir begins with a visit to a psychiatric hospital in the capital city Srinagar and ends with a stop at a hotel where V. S. Naipaul had written a book in 1962. This chapter includes a coda: a fax sent by Naipaul to the author after reading the original piece in the British magazine, the New Statesman.