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S. Shankar

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S. Shankar

S. Shankar is author of the novel A Map of Where I Live (Heinemann) and the forthcoming volume of criticism Textual Traffic: Colonialism, Modernity and the Economy of the Text (SUNY).

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Many years ago, when I was about the age that V.S. Naipaul was when he departed Trinidad for England, I would borrow books by him from the library of an erstwhile colonial club in Kuala Lumpur.