India: A Million Mutinies Now, first published in 1990, is Nobel laureate V. S. Naipaul’s third book of the Indian Trilogy. It complements his two other travelogues, An Area of Darkness and India: A Wounded Civilization. After speaking to various people across the country, understanding their views and opinions about independence, meeting people who are optimistic, who fear death, and those who enjoy power, Naipaul communicates through this book the story of the diverse nation in nine chapters. The book describes India as a country of people driven by difference of thought, and motivated by various religious beliefs. The author summarizes the book on the note that India, unlike 200 years ago, is now driven by a central idea and its people, albeit with diverse views, are still moving towards the restoration of India. The book is a well written description of India in the eyes of the Indians and throws light on various issues that every Indian deals with each day of his life.
V. S. Naipaul, was born in the year 1932, in Trinidad. He has published nearly thirty fiction and non-fiction books, which include A House for Mr. Biswas, A Turn in the South, and A Bend in the River. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in the year 2001.