Self and Colonial Desire

Travel Writings of V.S. Naipaul

by Wimal Dissanayake (Author) Carmen Wickramagamage (Author)
Others VII, 160 Pages


This book comprehensively examines V.S. Naipaul's travel writings. There are many useful books that deal with his fiction but his travel narratives have not been subject to any detailed analysis. The intent of this book is to address this deficiency by investigating his texts of travel using strategies of inquiry associated with modern cultural studies.


VII, 160
ISBN (Hardcover)
New York, San Francisco, Bern, Baltimore, Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Wien, Paris, 1993. VII, 160 pp.

Biographical notes

Wimal Dissanayake (Author) Carmen Wickramagamage (Author)

The Authors: Carmen Wickramagamage is a doctoral candidate at the Department of English, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her articles on R.K. Narayan and Bharati Mukherjee have appeared in World Englishes and Diaspora. Professor Wimal Dissanayake is the Head of the Humanities Forum at the East-West Center, Honolulu and a member of the graduate faculty of the Department of Communication, University of Hawaii. He holds a doctorate from the University of Cambridge, England. Professor Dissanayake is the author and editor of several books including Melodrama and Asian Cinema and Penguin Book of Modern Indian Short Stories.


Title: Self and Colonial Desire