Reading Naipul is important on many levels. The simplest is that his style is pleasant and articulate . One never gets machine gunned with facts or quips. Naipul is quite subtle and clever with his message.
Islam is the worst sort of colonialism and is used by opportunists. People neglect their own history and create an Arab fiction. No other religion goes to such great effort to destroy personal idenity. This is why Islam is similar to Communism as it seeks to recreate man rather then serve his spiritual needs.
Reading Naipul gives us insights into the ethnic groups thst comprise the familar artifical countries. In Pakistan alone we meed Pathan, Sind , Mojairs and briefly the Baluch. All of these people are legitimate ethic groups except for the Mojairs who were created our of the partition.
Naipul is an enjoyable informative experience and in even a casual reading one will not think of Islam as a religion it is a colonial pathology.