1932 – Born on the 17th of August in Chaguanas,Trinidad.
1960 – He made attempts over the decades to identify his ancestral village in India.
1971 – He became the first Person of Indian origin to win a Booker Prize for his book In a Free State.
1998 – He published the Paul Theroux a controversial Memior.
2001 – He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
– His works praised by the Swedish Academy for having a united perceptive narrative.