When author V.S. Naipaul stayed on Kashmir’s Dal Lake, and the unfortunate fate of his beloved Hotel Leeward

//When author V.S. Naipaul stayed on Kashmir’s Dal Lake, and the unfortunate fate of his beloved Hotel Leeward

When author V.S. Naipaul stayed on Kashmir’s Dal Lake, and the unfortunate fate of his beloved Hotel Leeward

In the early spring of 1962, British writer V.S Naipaul travelled to Kashmir from New Delhi. He had travelled to India to write An Area of Darkness (1964), the first book in what would become his Indian travelogue trilogy.In Kashmir, he stayed on the first floor of a small hotel in the middle of Dal Lake. The Hotel Leeward – at that time spelled Liward – was the inspiration for the chapter “The Doll’s House on the Dal Lake” in An Area of Darkness.For Naipaul, Kashmir was a rest stop on his…

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