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Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul , 2009


Novelist, Essayist, Journalist

2001 Nobel Prize in Literature

Social Critical Philosopher

V. S. Naipaul

a.k.a. Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul

a.k.a. Vido

Earthbody-Entry Wed-17-Aug-1932

Earthbody-Exit Sat-11-Aug-2018 (age 85)


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V.S. Naipaul in 1980 (age 48)

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Novelist, Essayist * 2001 Nobel Prize in Literature * 1932-2018 * V.S. Naipaul * Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul

birth data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V._S._Naipaul * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

charts, graphs and tables produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Punarvasu * Aditya * Purnavasi * Vutvrta * Jamitra


BPL commentary

For Punarvasu births of a masculine valence, the condition of prosperous, preaching, inclusive, broad-scope, philosophical, humanistic Guru may considerably affect the outcome. Masculine births under auspice of Puna, Visaka, or Purvabhadra may find that their worldview is greatly shaped by the character of priestly teachers and guides.

For those born into the Guru-ruled paradigm of Jamitra, teachers, preachers, professors, patrons, agents of generosity and guidance, guru-figures, ideologues, indoctrinators, theorists, know-it-alls, proselytes, philosophers, pontificators, patriarchs, pundits, pater-nosters, proponents of principled understanding, wise-ones, wizards, druids, and paradigms of belief may be especially influential.

Guidance is provided by emissaries from the realm of the Twin Gardeners called Castor-and-Pollux. Their purpose is restoration, renewal, and rehabilitation of lost knowledge.

High forehead. Punarvasu often has a global perspective. The majority of Aditya-born nativities are higher dimensional Seva-wanderers who assume guidance roles.


Instructing, Explaining, Describing

Mithunaya-Dvamdva pada 1-2-3 represents Guru's rulership of 7-agreements ++ 10- leadership, while also expressing the tension between broad-view Brihaspati versus detail-oriented Bantering Budha. Pada 1-2-3 are blessed with an expansive capacity for evocative description or inspirational speaking. Often excellent writers who can facilitate spiritual growth via specific explanation and detailed description. Pada 1-2-3 are often found in the literary arts, in teaching roles, in academic advising, as travel guides, and as poets who describe the natural world.

Karkata-pada-4 represents Guru's rulership of 6-imbalance ++ 9-philosophical principles. Pada-4 also embodies the tension between global, paternalistic Saptarishi versus local, undulating, motherly Somana. As master gardeners and natural herbal physicians, they understand the wisdom of the mineral, plant, and animal kingdoms. Pada-4 may also emerge into the religious professions where they may grow a garden of psycho-intuitive understanding that develops into doctrine.

Although the Higher Teacher seeks wisdom, for Karkata-Punarvasu the guru-figure may also be adversarial, impoverished, polluted, or ailing (due to Brihaspati rules 6).

Themes of restoration of lost knowledge, gardening, fertility of understanding, wish fulfillment, and conceptual teaching may contextualize Aditya's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Punarvasu

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde (1939) Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 81


"... from Arudra to Punarvasu, a startling change in mental development.

In Punarvasu, the native is possessed of profound intelligence,

  • capable of delving into and understanding all manner of philosophical and metaphysical postulates.

He revels in abstract thought

  • and has a lively and profound imagination.

He may be also a poet of high attainment, expressing a fire and vitality in his verse

  • which is the result of an unusually passionate temperament.

He will, however, be only moderately successful by worldly standards during his lifetime

  • although unlike the Arudra native, he will not experience poverty."


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V.S. Naipaul with first life-partner Patricia Hale Naipaul in 1955 (his age 23)Naipaul_VS_Nadira_2009.jpg

V.S. Naipaul and his second life-partner Nadira Naipaul in 2009 (his age 77)

Biographical details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha


Rahu Mahadasha* age birth until age 9.4

17-Aug-1932 Earth-birth in Chaguanas Trinidad = Trinite-et-Tobago * Rahu-Budha bhukti

1939 family moves to capital city Port of Spain, where he attends Queen's Royal College, a top national preparatory school * Rahu-Surya bhukti * Surya rules 12th-from-4th shift house in childhood


Guru Mahadasha * age 9.4 until age 25.4

1949 begins scholarship grant for undergraduate study at University College, Oxford * Guru-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 5-winnings + 12-foreign lands

1952 * self-reported nervous breakdown, suicide attempt * Guru-Surya bhukti * Surya rules Ketu-3 mental incoherence

1953 (VSN age 21) grieved the decease of father, the Indo-Trinidadian journalist Seepersad Naipaul * Guru-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 12th-from-Surya

Jun-1953 earned BA diploma from University College, Oxford * Guru-Chandra bhukti * Chandra-yuti-Rahu

Dec-1954 begins weekly appearance on BBC Radio program "Caribbean Voices" * Guru-Mangala * Mangala rules 11-community networks

10-Jan-1955 exchanged the vows of marriage-1 with lifetime literary collaborator Patricia Hale * Guru-Mangala * Kuja rules 7th-navamsha (Ketu) * R-K samchara Dhanuzya-Mithunaya contact Mithunaya navamsha lagna


Shani Mahadasha * age 25.24until age 44.4

1961 VSN's acclaimed novel A House for Mr. Biswas enjoys worldwide success * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha-3 lagnesha

1962 = first travelogue-with-historical-social-commentary, The Middle Passage, also acclaimed Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha-3 lagnesha

1962 year-long first trip to India results in alienation (Ketu) from the root culture * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha-3 lagnesha * Budha rules 4-home-roots * Budha-yuti-Ketu ++ begin Sade-Sati *** (extremely complex = Surya+Budha+Guru+Ketu-3

1964 * celebrated publication of An Area of Darkness, second extensive travelogue-with-historical-social-commentary describing his depressing year in India * Shani-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 5-celebrity ++12-distant lands ++ Sade-Sati

1966 unhappy with Britain, Naipaul and spouse-editor Pat Hale move back the Caribbean * Shani-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 2nd-from-4 next-step home ++12-distant lands ++ Sade-Sati

1968 unsatisfied with Caribbean culture and broke, returned to England* Shani-Chandra bhukti * Somana-yuti-Rahu * Chandra rules 2-cultural values, banking


Budha Mahadasha

1977 = celebrated publication of India: a Wounded Civilization * Budha-Budha swabhukti * Budha-3 lagnesha * Budha rules 4-home-roots

1981 publication of the controversial, widely celebrated, extensive travelogue-with-historical-social-commentary of India-Pakistan Among the Believers * Budha-Zukra bhukti *Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 5-creative literature + 12-foreign lands


Ketu Mahadasha

1995 wife Pat Hale is diagnosed with cancer and hospitalized * Ketu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 6th-from-7th = illness of spouse++ Sade-Sati

Feb-1996 grieved the decease of spouse-1, writer-editor Pat Hale, ending a 41-year marriage * Ketu-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 12th-from-7th-from-Chandra

15-Apr-1996 exchanged the vows of marriage-2 (VSN age 63) with Pakistani journalist, Nadira Khannum Alvi * Ketu-Chandra bhukti * Chandra-yuti-Rahu = Chandra produces effect of Rahu * R-K samchara Kanya-Meena contact navamsha Zukra-Meena

1998 VSN's final major extensive travelogue-with-historical-social-commentary Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions among the Converted Peoples earns broad praise * Ketu-Guru bhukti * Guru-3 rules 7-travels


Zukra Mahadasha

10-Oct-2001 awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 2001 * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * Zukra rules 5-celebrity, prizes

11-Aug-2018 decease (VSN age 85) * Zukra-Budha bhukti * Budha produces effects of Guru + Ketu

Distinctive Features of the Nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Simha * Khaga * Khagaya * air-moving
  • Surya in bhava-3 * center of commerce, intelligence for reports, announcements, descriptions, * brightly explaining, administrative entitlements, focus on communication, eye on management of messaging* bright center of the signaling, gesturing-drama
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational, bright messenger, entitled to discuss, creatively intelligent sibling-cohort, radiantly descriptive, articulate in drama and games, self-confident announcements, talks about politics
  • Surya-yuti-Guru * confidently expansive, bright self-referential teachers, creatively intelligent approach to doctrine, entitled to philosophize, radiantly generous, radiantly generous
  • Surya-yuti-Ketu * confidently detached, bright observer, entitled to surrender, creatively intelligent abandonment, politically disoriented, wandering father-figure, radiantly unconcerned

confident, brilliant, self-righteous Surya in mulatrikona


Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Kumbha * comforted rhythmic pulsing network linkage
  • Chandra in Shata-taraka * comforted by mixed networks * protectors of universal mingling, risky marketplaces, expedient social connections
  • Chandra in classroom-9 * comfort in the paradigm of belief, familiar with doctrine, routine patronage, soothed by globalist perspective, needs to feel the repeating pulse of preaching sermons, settled into the rhythm of philosophical humanism; undulating understanding
  • Somana-yuti-Rahu * Emotionally expedient, sensitive to exotic figures, needs exciting opportunities, soothed by unusual environments, undulating desires, craves nurturing, feels exceptional

MOTHER

Mom hailed from an elite Trinidadian family * Somana-yuti-Rahu-9

MARRIAGE

7th-from-Chandra-9

  • Marriage-1 = bhava-3 writing, editing
  • lifepartner-1 served as his literary editor for more than 40 years
  • ++ Somana-yuti-Rahu = Ketu in 7th-from-Chandra
  • Somana-yuti-Rahu = Sir Naipaul's four-decade marriage was barely sustained by his constant world-traveling. VSN and his wife lived in separate portions of their shared house. According to VSN, she permitted his well-known romantic affairs with numerous interesting women and men * Zukra-yuti-Mangala-Mithunaya coupling.

2nd-from-7th-from-Chandra-9

  • Marriage-2 = bhava-10 public roles
  • lifepartner-2 enjoyed a significant public career as a journalist

CAREER

10th-from-Chandra = bhava-6 Vrischika ruled by Mangala-Mithunaya ++ Mangala in bhava-1


Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala-Mithunaya * vigorous pursuit of conversation * proactive delivery of information * push toward explanatory instruction
  • Mangala in bhava-1 * drive toward embodied performance vitality, pursuit of competition, direct physical action, thrusting vigor, dominating personality, can dig , drill, dive, excavate, plumb, explode, explore (both physically and psychologically) dynamic innovator, lively push toward fast driving and speedy transport, energized muscular conquests, athletic body
  • Kuja-yuti-Zukra * dual sexuality, energized bargaining, dynamic trading, masculine force joins feminine allure, potential for aggressive mating, partnering actions, innovative arrangements, potential for aggressive mating, partnering actions

Literary. verbally productive, and gainful, but adversarial, hyper-verbal Kuja-Mithunaya-1 rogesha

CAREER

Mangala in bhava-1 Mangala-Kumbha occupies the career-defining 10th navamsha ++ Kuja rules 10th-from-Chandra = the vast sociological scope of his social-scientific (Kumbha) descriptions along with his professional drive to plunge into the most vicious religious-cultural conflict zone of India-Pakistan


Behari commentary: Mangala in Arudra-Orion pada-3,

"Expert in mathematics and poetry . You may be given several assignments in foreign countries by the government. This placement indicates a less fortunate old age. You may suffer from intestinal problems or inflammation of the lungs."


Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

lagnesha

  • Budha-Simha * dramatic communications, articulation of bright celebrity entitlements, messages about politics and creativity, manages entertainments, explains the procedure for theatrical amusements, speaks with royal flamboyance, talks about games and romance, bright gestures
  • Budha in bhava-3 * narrative of cohort, siblings, announcements * discusses commerce, management, reporting, administration, describer of detailed information, explainer of publication, delivers instructions for books, scripts, lyrics, media-messaging, talks about communications, sales, marketing, advertising, manufacturing, process, collaboration, teamwork
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * articulation of radiant authority, message of willpower and charisma, confidently talkative father
  • Budha-yuti-Guru * explainer of doctrinal belief * affinity for preaching, professorial, theory-developing roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction  *  articulation of charitable generosity, message of optimism and expansion, talkative teacher
  • Budha-yuti-Ketu * explainer of impermanence * affinity for dissociative, dissolving roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * explainer of impermanence, articulation of surrender, signals abandonment, message of the observing Witness, talkative spirits

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Simha * many lights, many displays, much drama, believes in special entitlement, doctrine of intelligence and unique personality, expands the scope of politics, multiple games, many celebrities and celebrations, much drama, believes in creativity and special entitlement
  • Guru in bhava-3 * many messages, much commerce, many photographs, many publications, many collaborators, many transactions, many tours, frequent business trips, many sales, numerous discussions, much detailed interaction, extensive communications. Sibling-cohort ensemble identity = evangelistic growth, expansion of message, more meetings
  • Guru-yuti-Surya pitri-karaka * multiple father-figures, abundant confidence, much radiance, much humanistic political philosophy-policy, large-scale dramatic radiance
  • Guru-yuti-Budha yukta-karaka * multiple sibling-teammate figures, abundant conversational messaging, much detailed humanistic philosophy, large discussions
  • Guru-yuti-Ketu upeksha-karaka * multiple disregarder-disperser figures, many disconnections, much surrender, abandons the humanistic perspective, large vacuums

For Mithuna lagna, Professor Guru-3 becomes the career ruler of 7 + 10.

Naipaul derived much of his value as a literary personality from stories of his immigrant family lineage and lore.


Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

atmakaraka

Zukra rules Vrishabha swamsha

  • Zukra-Mithunaya * appreciation of detailed, communications, aesthetic of handiwork, pleasures of detailed explanations, enjoys correspondence, articulated messaging arrangements
  • Zukra-1 * pleasure of handsome embodiment; graciously feminine qualities of the appearance, enjoys athletic style of balancing, vigorous physical adjustments, appreciation of new birth * identified with beauty, equity, and fairness
  • Zukra-yuti-Mangala * sweetened conquests, gracious competition, appreciation for pioneering innovation, proactive negotiations, musical brother-figure, competitive contracts, musical brother-figure, competitive contracts

Zukra-1 rules 5 = politics, drama, creativity, romance * Naipaul met his future wife and lifetime literary collaborator at a college theatrical play (5)

Zukra rules the globalist 9th-from-Chandra = excellent fortunes in matters of broad global viewpoint, humanistic philosophies, creative literature (Mithunaya) and professorial stance

Among the Believers Vidyadhar Surajprasa V.S. Naipaul wrote a definitive global-view critique of mass religion in the 20th century


Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Makara-Draco * heavy old institutions, obliged to conform to the time-clock * rigidly ranked hierarchies, strict governance regimes, pressure to complete socially required duties, vital energy compression stress zone = knees-calves-skeleton, strictly imposed hierarchies, rigidly unyielding public policies* must materialize time-ordered social approval * punitive judgments of elder regulators * must endure lowest-common-denominator proletarian structures * must continue to govern the public despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-8 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious transformations. One must slowly, inexorably change the old order. One must regenerate while always maintaining the system; cautious, conventional discoveries; tense renewals, fear of emergencies, chronic trauma patterns; hidden features of sexual-reproduction; heavy legacy pressure against free discovery of mysteries. Resistance to new identity. Disaster fatigue; martial law. Resentment toward changes in partner's behavior. Extra responsibility for the impecunious family of the lifepartner. In-laws contribute little. Support for socially-approved, rigidly dutiful roles as surgeon, tantriki, concealer, mask-maker, emergency regulator.

Kuja-1 battering drishti upon Shani in Bhava-8 e, but everyone involved endured some misery as the irresistible force (Kuja) spent decades battering the immovable object (Shani).


Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka * picchala-karaka (slippery)

  • Rahu-Kumbha (swakshetra) * shimmering illusion of webwork * craving for community * over-reaching voluntary connections * mirage of material science * fabulous marketplace associations * extraordinary friendliness * intriguing ecologies * mask of lawfully interlinked systems * fascinating networks * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of  futurism, social participation linkage, economic distributions, community-knitting, socialite-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-9 * passion for philosophy, preaching * in swabhava of Saptarishi Guru, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual doctrine, theory, dharma, worldview. Rahu-9 desires a thrilling, important guidance role in catechesis, principled discourses of abstract ideas, ideology, philosophy, indoctrination. Extraordinary father-figure, ambitious professors and holy teachers. Thrives in culturally-mixed preaching environments, university, temple, sangha, congregation. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a charitable philanthropist, a wisdom-purveyor, a proselyte of principled understanding, a guru-figure, a philosopher, or a globalist humanitarian. Rahu-9 trespasses the cultural boundaries of patronage, fatherhood, paradigm of belief. Exciting, opportunistic third marriage (if any).
  • Chandra-yuti-Rahu * amplified emotion, magnified familiarity exotic habits, tricky comforts, opportunistic mother, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of sympathetic caretaking, hypnotic rhythms, emotionally attuned to cross-cultural mixing, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of sympathetic caretaking

Among the Believers 1932-2018 culturalist V.S. Naipaul = brilliant narratives of the Indic diaspora gave a living personality and erstwhile sense of dialectical purpose to the seething masses of the subcontinent.

Rahu in bhava-9 exposer of belief systems and their inconsistencies

VSN caused an international furor as well as an international excitement. International (9) praise culminating in the 2001 Nobel Prize in Literaturee, awarded for his critical writings on worldwide (9) spiritualized superstitions and ritual prayers (Chandra ritual).

Rahu smoke + Ketu disregard

Somana-yuti-Rahu-9 VSN was a great smoker ++ widely traveled, until well into his 80's. Somana-yuti-Rahu (= Ketu in 7th-from-Chandra) may have contributed his decades-long addiction to prostitutes, which he self-reported as a regular habit (Chandra habit) throughout his first marriage.

VSN's sympathy for the undulating timeless rhythms of the third world, with its fervent superstitions, deep ethnic hatreds, and extreme poverty were also beneficial to the exceptional quality of his literary oeuvre.


Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Singha * dissociates from creative performance, incomplete entitlement, empty intelligence, dissolute brilliance, not limited by celebrity roles, ignores restriction on political opinion, applies theatrical solipsism to the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-3 * absentee sibling, off-topic communications, disinterested in daily discourse, dissolved messaging boundaries, disregards conventional discussions, eccentric or esoteric modes of writing, irrelevance of the mental narrative. One abandons the management tasks, dismisses the standard explanations, walks away from the usual descriptions.
  • Surya-yuti-Ketu * surrendered centrality, empty genius, unsustainable confidence, disconnected father, apathetic intelligence, intellectual disengagement, disinterest in games, fragmented politics, liberated from egocentricity , disinterest in games, fragmented politics
  • Budha-yuti-Ketu * surrendered articulation, empty talk, unsustainable explanations, disconnected siblings, apathetic evangelism, misunderstanding, incoherent messaging, incoherent messaging
  • Guru-yuti-Ketu * surrendered abundance, empty expansions, numerous removals, disconnected teachers, unsustainable doctrine, apathetic diversity, disbelief, dissolution of dogma, dissolution of dogma

Marriage-1

7th-from-Chandra = Ketu + Guru + Budha + Surya

Naipaul remained legally married to his wife of 41 years. (Shani-2 delays 2nd-marriage). VSN self-reported to his biographer that although enduring, his marriage featured a remarkably dysfunctional sexual practice. He consorted with prostitutes and took numerous lovers, some of them for decades. VSN became monogamous only after celebrating a second marriage, at his age 63.

V.S. Naipaul Bibliography

Nobel Prize in Literature 2001

Fiction
  • The Mystic Masseur - (1957) (film version: The Mystic Masseur (2001))
  • The Suffrage of Elvira - (1958)
  • Miguel Street - (1959)
  • AA House for Mr Biswas - (1961)
  • Mr. Stone and the Knights Companion - (1963)
  • A Flag on the Island - (1967)
  • The Mimic Men - (1967)
  • In a Free State - (1971)
  • Guerrillas - (1975)
  • A Bend in the River - (1979)
  • Finding the Centre - (1984)
  • The Enigma of Arrival - (1987)
  • A Way in the World - (1994)
  • Half a Life - (2001)
  • Magic Seeds - (2004)

Non-fiction

  • The Middle Passage: Impressions of Five Societies - British, French and Dutch in the West Indies and South America (1962)
  • An Area of Darkness (1964)
  • The Loss of El Dorado - (1969)
  • The Overcrowded Barracoon and Other Articles (1972)
  • India: A Wounded Civilization (1977)
  • A Congo Diary (1980)
  • The Return of Eva Peron and the Killings in Trinidad (1980)
  • Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey (1981)
  • Finding the Centre (1984)
  • Reading and Writing: A Personal Account (2000)
  • A Turn in the South (1989)
  • India: A Million Mutinies Now (1990)
  • Bombay (1994, with Raghubir Singh)
  • Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions among the Converted Peoples (1998)
  • Between Father and Son: Family Letters (1999, edited by Gillon Aitken)
  • The Writer and the World: Essays - (2002)
  • Literary Occasions: Essays (2003, by Pankaj Mishra)
  • A Writer's People: Ways of Looking and Feeling (2007)
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