Seepersad Naipaul (1906 - 1953)

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Death: Died
Occupation: Indo-Trinidadian writer
Managed by: Yigal Burstein / יגאל בורשטיין
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About Seepersad Naipaul

Seepersad Naipaul (1906—1953) was a writer of Indo-Trinidadian heritage. He was the father of V.S. Naipaul and married into the influential Capildeo family.

Naipaul worked as a journalist on the Trinidad Guardian. His only book, "The Adventures Of Gurudeva" is a collection of linked short stories, which was first published in Trinidad. The elder Naipaul wanted his son "Vido" (as he called him) to try to get it published in London, in the hope that any money it earned would help the family escape from the poverty in which they lived in Trinidad. The book was not published in London until after his death (publisher: London : Deutsch, 1976. ISBN 0233967583). For more information, read Letters Between a Father and Son.

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Seepersad Naipaul's Timeline

August 17, 1932
Age 26
Chaguanas, Trinidad & Tobago
February 25, 1945
Age 39
Port-of-Spain, San Juan-Laventille, Trinidad & Tobago
Age 47