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by Shiva Naipaul

Free eBook Chip-chip Gatherers (Drumbeats) download ISBN: 0582785537
Author: Shiva Naipaul
Publisher: Prentice Hall Press; New edition edition (September 1982)
Language: English
Pages: 320
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Classics
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VS Naipaul's younger brother, Shiva, lived under an 'intimidating burden of expectation'. The name "Naipaul" today provokes a range of emotion: from adoration and supplication of a pure, literary kind to liberal and postcolonial distaste.

VS Naipaul's younger brother, Shiva, lived under an 'intimidating burden of expectation'. But, argues Amit Chaudhuri, in writing his first two novels, he stubbornly produced two masterpieces.

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The chip-chip gatherers. by. Naipaul, Shiva, 1945-.

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At the centre of the crowded, ramshackle community in Trinidad stands Egbert Ramsaran, the proud owner of the Ramsaran Transport Company. There is also his son, Wilbert; Vishnu, the grocer; Julian, hoping to become a doctor; and the beautiful Sushila

At the centre of the crowded, ramshackle community in Trinidad stands Egbert Ramsaran, the proud owner of the Ramsaran Transport Company. There is also his son, Wilbert; Vishnu, the grocer; Julian, hoping to become a doctor; and the beautiful Sushila. This is the story of their lives.

The Chip-Chip Gatherers, his second novel, was winner of the Whitbread Literary Award in 1973 and is set in Naipaul's native Trinidad. It includes a new foreword by Amit Chaudhuri

The Chip-Chip Gatherers, his second novel, was winner of the Whitbread Literary Award in 1973 and is set in Naipaul's native Trinidad. It includes a new foreword by Amit Chaudhuri. The crowded, ramshackle community of the Settlement in Trinidad is at the mercy of a tyrant. There is his son Wilbert, bullied into passivity and failure; Vishnu the downtrodden grocer without grace or hope; the beautiful, unpredictable Sushila, who tries to wield her seductive powers over Ramsaran; and her daughter, Sita, intelligent enough to know that escape is possible. Their intricately woven lives are perfectly captured in all their pathos, comedy and humanity.

Chip-chip gatherers collect tiny shells on the beaches of the island, expending great effort and time to accumulate . This is certainly Naipaul's view of human nature. Such a view can provide no satisfying end to the novel.

Chip-chip gatherers collect tiny shells on the beaches of the island, expending great effort and time to accumulate very negligible amounts of food. They quarrel and fight over the areas in which they can seek the shells, but for what gain ? This is certainly Naipaul's view of human nature. Some characters die along the way, others disappear. You yourself will probably find THE CHIP-CHIP GATHERERS an engrossing read, but you will need an antidote afterwards.

The Chip-Chip Gatherers is a novel by Shiva Naipaul originally published in 1973 by Andre Deutsch. It is a comic story following a cast of colourful Hindu and Muslim characters of Indian descent in a large village in Trinidad. It won the Whitbread Award.

The Chip-Chip Gatherers - Shiva Naipaul. At the centre of Shiva Naipaul's magnificent story of the Settlement, a crowded, ramshackle community in Trinidad, stands Egbert Ramsaran, the proud owner of the Ramsaran Transport Company. Published: 1973 (Hardcover) Aug-2012 (Paperback). Sheer bloody-minded strength of will has made him the richest man in the Settlement, a capricious, eccentric tyrant who loves nobody and whom nobody can afford to ignore.