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Bronnen bij In het kort: hoofddoek en Naipaul

21 dec.2008


  Vrij naar V.S. Naipaul :
"Wat betekent die hoofddoek?"
"Ik heb geen verstand!"


Uit: The New York Times, 13-05-1979, interview uitleg of detail door Elizabeth  Hardwick

Meeting V. S. Naipaul
...
[Question] The millions of women in India, wearing colored dots in the middle of the forehead. I could understand that some distinction was being made if the dots were uncommon, like a large expensive ring. What does the dot actually mean?

"The dot means: My head is empty."


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