"R K Narayan" Essays and Research Papers

R K Narayan

R. K. Narayan: The Guide: A Study Guide (1958) [pic] [pic] R[asipuram] K[rishnaswamy] Narayan (1906-2001) is unusual among Indian authors writing in English in that he has stayed contentedly in his home country, venturing abroad only rarely. He rarely addresses political issues or tries to explore the cutting edge of fiction. He is a traditional teller of tales, a creator of realist fiction which is often gentle, humorous, and warm rather than hard-hitting or profound. Almost all of his writings...

Areca nut, Betel, Hinduism 2430  Words | 7  Pages

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Rk Narayan

literature in English to the rest of the world, and is regarded as one of India's greatest English language novelists. Early years R. K. Narayan was born in Madras (now known as Chennai), Madras Presidency, British India.[1] His father was a school headmaster, and Narayan did some of his studies at his father's school. As his father's job required frequent moves, Narayan spent part of his childhood under the care of his maternal grandmother, Parvati.[2]During this time his best friends and playmates...

Chennai, Indian independence movement, Indian Thought Publications 2109  Words | 6  Pages

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R.K Narayan

R. K. Narayan R. K. Narayan (born 1906) is one of the best-known of the Indo-English writers. He created the imaginary town of Malgudi, where realistic characters in a typically Indian setting lived amid unpredictable events. Rasipuram Krishnaswami Narayanswami, who preferred the shortened name R.K. Narayan, was born in Madras, India, on Oct. 10, 1906. His father, an educator, travelled frequently, and his mother was frail, so Narayan was raised in Madras by his grandmother and an uncle. His grandmother...

Fiction, Malgudi, Malgudi Days 808  Words | 3  Pages

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Essay Narayan

at work Points and Evidence The Question R.K. Narayan, the writer, the author, the narrator (third person narration): Writes, describes, says, conveys, invokes, depicts, connotes, tells us, and communicates. We/us/ the reader: Senses, feels, understands, knows, invites feelings of… Themes of clashing cultures and tradition. From Muni, the protagonist’s perspective, the American is a ‘red-faced man’, a ‘foreigner’ and ‘the stranger’. Narayan depicts a tourist/business man who is culturally...

Foreigner, Narrative, Narrative mode 1072  Words | 3  Pages

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A Horse and Two Goats – Rk Narayan

About the author RK Narayan brought Indian writing in English to western nations. He was helped in the venture by Graham Greene. Narayan’s stories mostly have the fictional town of Malgudi as their geographical reference point. Malgudi could be anywhere in India. It is a microcosm of the huge country. Even today there are readers who believe that Malgudi exists; so realistically did Narayan describe the place. Narayan’s stories were brief, some barely ten pages long, but within this he was able...

Graham Greene, Horse, India 1073  Words | 3  Pages

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The English Teacher

About the Author Rasipuram, Krishnaswami Narayanaswami, or R K Narayan as he is widely known was born during the British colonial rule in India. In his obituary Barbara Crosette writes about Narayan and Malgudi thus: 'In the 1930's, he (RK Narayan) created a town in South India that he called Malgudi and populated it with characters who could be fussy, tricky, harmlessly rebellious or philosophical - but who were always believable. Mr. Narayan would return again and again to Malgudi in many of his 34...

British Empire, English language, Malgudi 1609  Words | 5  Pages

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Swami and FriendsDialoguesNotesLinksTeachingCitationsSwami and Friends is the first of a trilogy of novels written by RK Narayan, a celebrated English novelist from India. The novel, which is also Narayan's first, is set in pre-independence days in India, in a fictional town - Malgudi, which has almost become a real place in India today, due to the wide recognition and popularity of Narayan's many novels. His novels are known for their 'deftly etched characters, his uniquely stylized language and...

British Empire, English language, Malgudi 2258  Words | 5  Pages

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Cirime and Punishment

R. K. Narayan PROFILE: * NAME: R.K. Narayan * OCCUPATION: Journalist, Author * BIRTH DATE: October 10, 1906 * DEATH DATE: May 13, 2001 * EDUCATION: Maharaja College of Mysore * PLACE OF BIRTH: Chennai, India * PLACE OF DEATH: Chennai, India * ORIGINALLY: Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Narayanaswami Indian author R.K. Narayan is widely considered to be one of India's greatest English language novelists known for his simple...

Indian literature, Indian Thought Publications, Malgudi 1255  Words | 4  Pages

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 R.K. NARAYAN R. K. Narayan (10 October 1906 – 13 May 2001), full name Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Narayanaswami, was an Indian writer, best known for his works set in the fictional South Indian town of Malgudi. Narayan has been nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature multiple times but has not yet won the honour. His popular works include The English Teacher, The Financial Expert and Waiting for the Mahatma. His stories were grounded...

India, Indian English literature, Indian novelists 2519  Words | 7  Pages

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R K Narayan

R. K. Narayan From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Not to be confused with K. R. Narayanan. R. K. Narayan | | Born | Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Narayanaswami 10 October 1906 Madras, British India (now Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India) | Died | 13 May 2001 (aged 94) Chennai | Occupation | Writer | Nationality | Indian | Genres | Fiction, mythology and non-fiction | Notable award(s) | Padma Vibhushan, Sahitya Akademi Award, AC Benson Medal | Influenced[show] | R....

2009, India, Indian literature 7980  Words | 24  Pages

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Basic Economic Concepts

United States, as well as the percentage of unemployed. Increases in the unemployment rate tend to occur when the economy declines and vice versa. Swami and Friends | | Swami and Friends is the first of a trilogy of novels written by RK Narayan, a celebrated English novelist from India. The novel, which is also Narayan's first, is set in pre-independence days in India, in a fictional town - Malgudi, which has almost become a real place in India today, due to the wide recognition and popularity...

Education, Gross domestic product, Inflation 837  Words | 3  Pages

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“Like the Sun”

“LIKE THE SUN” by R. K. Narayan ABOUT THE AUTHOR. R. K. Narayan (1906–2001) was born in Madras, India. After completing his education, he taught in a small village school. Narayan left teaching to devote himself full time to writing, and in 1935 he published his first novel, Swami and Friends. Two other early works, The Bachelor of Arts and Mr. Sampath, helped establish his reputation internationally. The Financial Expert (1952), his first novel to be published in the United States, was followed...

Experiment, Grandmother's Tale, Malgudi 858  Words | 5  Pages

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In 'the English Teacher', R.K. Narayan suggests that while Education can and should foster growth, it can also be the greatest hindrance to one's development. To what extent do you agree.

In 'the English Teacher' the profound writer R.K. Narayan gently probes the reader trying, in earnest, to "revolutionize" ideas on education. He challenges them by questioning what education truly means and the purposed of it. While it is true that in the novel, education poses a threat to Krishna's journey for growth, it is also only through education that he attains his goal. However there are two systems of education presented in the novel: the British system and the "Leave Alone" System. In his...

British people, Education, Life 1170  Words | 3  Pages

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Book - Waiting for the Mahatma - Plot vs Style

more highly than plot in the work you have chosen to explore? R.K. Narayan is one such modern writer whose novels are set in the colonial and post-colonial periods of India. In his works, he created the imaginary town of Malgudi, which was in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India, where realistic characters in a typically Indian setting lived amid unpredictable events. The book ‘Waiting for the Mahatma’ written by Narayan begins in latter part of the colonial era, in the 1940’s, when the Quit...

Gujarat, Indian independence movement, Jawaharlal Nehru 1221  Words | 3  Pages

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Book Analysis: The Vendor of Sweets

THE AUTHOR The author of “The Vendor of Sweets” is R. K. Narayan. His full name is Risipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Narayanaswami. He was born on 10th of October 1906 in Chennai, India. He majored in the University of Mysore. He was one of the 3 leading figures of early Indian literature in English. He is an Indian writer best writer known for his works set in the South Indian town of Malgudi. His other books were The Guide, Swami and Friends, Malgudi Days, The English Teacher and The Bachelor Of...

India, Indian literature, Malgudi 747  Words | 3  Pages

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Epic Story

A Horse and Two Goats ‘A Horse and Two Goats’ is a masterpiece of literature by R. K. Narayan (1906 - 2001). The writer is a brightly shining star in the galaxy of the leading literary Indian fiction writers, particularly who wrote in English including Mulk Raj Anand and Raja Rao. Narayan is given credit for bringing the Indian Literature in English to show the whole world. For this great service to the Indian literary world, he is rendered as the greatest Indian novelist and short story writer...

Culture, Cycle of poverty, Gustave Flaubert 2025  Words | 5  Pages

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Tradition vs. Modernity, Amy Kramer

goals. Even as a young girl, Daisy had challenged the traditional Indian norms that she felt were governing her life. Daisy lived in a large joint family consisting of "numerous brothers, sisters, uncles, sister-in-law, grandaunts, and cousins" (Narayan 100). Even though joint families were very common in traditional Indian society, Daisy had hated living with no privacy. As well, when Daisy meets her prospective husband and his parents, she does not "conduct herself in the traditional manner"...

Family, Guru Nanak Dev, India 1759  Words | 5  Pages

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Syllabus Ofnsou

Lady of the sonnets ; J. M. Synge : Riders to the sea ; B. Brecht : Mother Courage ; David Edgar : Destiny. D. Fiction-Virginia Wolf : To the Lighthouse, Graham Greene : A Gun of Sale, Earnest Hemingway : The Short Happy Life Of Francis Macomber, R. K. Narayan : Malgudi Days. Paper–7 : Philology, Phonetics, Rhetoric & Prosody and unseen A. Philology–40 marks B. Phonetics–10 marks (Organ of speech, vowel, consonant, phonetic transcription) C. Rhetoric & Prosody-20 marks (Locating figures of speech–10...

English literature, Linguistics, Literature 705  Words | 3  Pages

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Global Tales - Stories from Many Cultures

Compare and contrast the two stories by R.K. Narayan. Which story do you prefer and why? In all the stories and authors featured in "Global Tales", R.K. Narayan is the most respected and well-known author. From the short description of him at the end of the book, he created a space for himself called "Malgudi" and developed his own characters, like a puppet master making his own puppets from cloth and giving them life when he does the show. His stories are universal, probably...

A Story, Comedy, Irony 1641  Words | 5  Pages

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The English Teacher

The English Teacher, by Indian novelist R. K. Narayan, tells the story of a young professor, Krishna, who must adapt first to family life with his wife and daughter and then to his wife's death. This short novel, written in simple prose, examines many large issues--love, death, loyalty, fate--but always with equanimity. Krishna teaches himself, and the novel tries to teach us, to be, as it is put by the novel's last words, "grateful to life and death." Set a few years before India gained its...

Fiction, Literature, Novel 1060  Words | 3  Pages

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Critique of the Ramayana Modern Prose Translation

seventeen-fifty, plus applicable taxes, to all those who purchased the Penguin Classics 2006 publication of his book, The Ramayana: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic. Stated clearly on the back of the cover is the promise that R.K. Narayan “recounts [The Ramayana] with the narrative flair of a master novelist’’. The back cover lied. Narayan’s re-telling condenses the epic poem so much to the point of nearly listing a series of events. No matter the inspiration, Narayan’s The Ramayana...

Epic poetry, Hanuman, Indian epic poetry 1162  Words | 3  Pages

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Character Of Raju Rosie

Maj/Sem-VI/Ppr-20/Novel/The Guide/RK.Narayan/1 Q. 1. Attempt the of the character sketch of Raju in R. K. Narayan's ‘The Guide’ OR Q. 2. “We are free to infer that, on the last day of the fast, Raju, "Swami” dies opportunely, a martyr.” – Discuss. OR Q. 3. “Some are born saints, some achieve sanctity, and some have sanctity thrust upon them. Perhaps, Raju is one of these last!” –Discuss. Introduction:- Raju is the principal character in R. K Narayan’s ‘The Guide’. He is doubtless half knave, half fool, and he remains...

Dance, R. K. Narayan, The Guide 1574  Words | 3  Pages

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Indian English Literarture

Indian English Literature * Top English Writer & Their Famous Creations * R.K. Narayan: R K Narayan is one of the best known Indian authors of all time. An Indian author of very high repute, he is best known for his works of fiction. The setting for most of R K Narayan works is the fictional town of Malgudi, first introduced in his semi autobiographical book 'Swami and Friends'. Creations: The Dark Room, Malgudi Days, Talkative Man, The English Teacher. * Kiran Desai: Kiran...

Arundhati Roy, British Raj, India 2264  Words | 7  Pages

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Comment on the Use of Humour and Comedy in ‘the M.C.C.’

Born in 1906, R.K. Narayan was brought up in a country struggling to gain independence. ‘The M.C.C.’, an excerpt taken from the larger novel Swami and Friends by Narayan, was published in 1935, a time when Anti-British sentiments were at their height, engaging Indians from every corner of the country. In fact, Narayan himself was quoted as saying, “growing up in the first half of the twentieth century in India one couldn’t but be swept away by the rising tide of the nationalist movement,” (p. 202...

British Empire, Colonialism, Cricket 2009  Words | 6  Pages

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What Makes a Good Short Story

What Makes a Good Short Story and How Successful is R.K. Narayan in Portraying the Character of Swami in the Short Story ‘A Hero’? Nadine Gordimer – ‘Short story writers see by the light of the flash; theirs is the art of the only thing we can be sure of – the present moment.’ This is a quote from short story writer Nadine Gordimer; referring to how the art of short story writing is to get straight to the point and write everything as it is. This is an art and those who cannot perfect it...

A Great Way to Care, Edgar Allan Poe, Fiction 2467  Words | 6  Pages

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An Astrologers Day

that Narayan intended Malgudi to be a microcosm of India. From the landscape to the characters who inhabit this world, there is a strong sense of allegory. The mountains, rivers, houses, city offices, places of religious worship, and shops are all constructed in a manner that would suggest that Malgudi is a typical city whose citizens may be found anywhere in India. It is the insistence with which Narayan does this that gives his work a quality of timelessness. Literary Heritage
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India, Kerala, R. K. Narayan 1048  Words | 3  Pages

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If you wrong admit it by Dale Carnegie

situations and handle them in ways unique to the individual. A SNAKE IN THE GRASS – R.K. NARAYAN Introduction: “A Snake in the Grass” by R.K. Narayan depicts a family with a problem.  Living in southern India, the Indian people fear and honor the King Cobra.  Its bite is deadly.  The family in the story has a cobra somewhere in their yard.  Someone saw it come into the yard, but it has not been found. Narayan finds some humor in this precarious situation which is characteristic of his writing. ...

Boss, Dale Carnegie, Error 1297  Words | 2  Pages

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Book Review

sometimes just referred to in several other books. In like fashion, Mueenuddin interlaces eight stories, while also linking them to the household of a wealthy and self-satisfied landowner. The story begins (in a fashion similar to “Malgudi Days”, where R. K. Narayanan introduces a crux character in a short humorous tale) with "Nawabdin Electrician", a man passionate and determined in serving his land master and an ace in fixing problematic water pumps. It shows the never ending spirit of a man to defend...

Pakistan, R. K. Narayan 1199  Words | 3  Pages

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Like the Sun Analysis Essay by Shaha

the action. The author, R.K. Narayan, reveals through irony in the short story, “Like the Sun”, that candor ultimately has pleasant and unpleasant consequences. Sekhar encounters unpleasant consequences as he told the absolute truth to the people around him. The problems arouse when he determined to tell the outmost truth throughout the entire day. The first confrontation was with his wife at breakfast as he commented that her food was inedible. The author Narayan uses imagery “He saw her wince”...

Absolute, Head teacher, R. K. Narayan 1147  Words | 3  Pages

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A horse and two goats

In spite of a world where the divergence of cultures is getting less in the course of time, clash of cultures still appear. In R. K. Narayan’s story ‘A Horse and Two Goats’ (1970) two persons from paradoxical cultures meet which leads to a massive communication gap exemplifying the inevitable differences between cultures. The story sets in India in a small town called Kiritam, the Tamil word for crown. The village is described as a “tiny dot”(p. 184, l. 2) and almost as an isolated dusty desert(p...

British Empire, Culture, R. K. Narayan 981  Words | 3  Pages

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R.K Narayan (1906-2001) is one of the most famous and widely known Indian English language author. He has written many short stories and novels but is very well known for his imaginary town Magudi and his novels such as Swami and Friends, The Bachelor Arts, The English Teacher, The Financial Expert and The Guide. Narayan is considered to be a leading figure in Indian English literature along with Mulk Raj Anand and Raja Rao. He wrote around the time when India was colonized by the British during...

British Empire, Colonialism, English language 1692  Words | 5  Pages

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R K Laxman

illustrator, and humorist. He is widely regarded as India's greatest-ever cartoonist[3] and is best known for his creation The Common Man. * | Birth and childhood R. K. Laxman was born in Mysore, in a Tamil Iyer family.[1] His father was a headmaster and Laxman was the youngest of six sons.[4] One of his siblings is R.K. Narayan, English language novelist. Laxman was inspired by the illustrations in magazines such as Strand Magazine, Punch, Bystander, Wide World and Tit-Bits, even before he could...

Kamala Laxman, Mysore, Padma Vibhushan 838  Words | 3  Pages

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“a Study of Traditionalism in R. K. Narayana Novels”

“A STUDY OF TRADITIONALISM IN R. K. NARAYANA NOVELS” SYNOPSIS Submitted for Ph.D in English RESEARCH SCHOLAR NAME : Ravneet Kaur INTRODUCTION Rasipuram Krishnaswami Narayan was born on 10th October 1906 to R. V. Krishna swami Iyer and Gnanambal at Purasawalkam, Madras. It was a congested, noisy and dusty downtown locality. The large family of Iyer included several uncles, brothers, sisters and cousins. Narayan himself was the third of eight children of his parents...

India, Indian independence movement, Indian novelists 8219  Words | 21  Pages

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Biography of R.K. Narayan

Krishnaswamy Narayan fondly known as R.K. Narayan to most took off on a journey to that oddly populated fictional continent called Malgudi, with the young boy Swami and his eclectic mix of friends. R.K. Narayan was born on October 10, 1906 in Madras. His father was a provincial head master. R.K. Narayan spent his early childhood with his grandmother in Madras. They mostly conversed in English, and grammatical errors on the part of Narayan and his siblings were frowned upon. Narayan was an avid reader...

Benson Medal, Graham Greene, Grandmother's Tale 605  Words | 2  Pages

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A Horse and Two Goats is one of the gems from R.K. Narayan`s kitty. The author has contributed immensely to the development of literature by the dint of his irony and humour. `A Horse and Two Goats` reflects the conversation between Muni and a red-faced American depicting the differences in their thoughts, owing to the problematized situation as both have their different languages hardly understood by the other. The title signifies the feeling of Muni when he was selling his two goats to the American...

Fiction, Malgudi, Malgudi Days 575  Words | 2  Pages

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Rk Narayan's Swami and Friends

I N T R O D U C T I O N —— A novelist of all humanity R. K. Narayan’s novels are like a box of Indian sweets: a highly-coloured container conceals a range of delectable treats, all different in a subtle way, but each one clearly from the same place. There are fourteen novels in the oeuvre – enough to create a world. Enthusiasts of his work will read them all and return to them time and again. The busy, or the less committed, may open the box and take out one at random – it does not really matter...

Boy, Malgudi, Malgudi Days 3773  Words | 11  Pages

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Research Paper

“LOVE MAKES A BETTER HUMAN BEING” AN ANALYSIS OF R. K. NARAYAN’S NOVEL THE ENGLISH TEACHER. Name- Miss.S. Ranjitha Reg. No- 5871 The Research article, “Love makes a better human being” An analysis of R.K. Narayan’s novel the English teacher is submitted to the Advanced Technology Institute Of Jaffna in 2013, in order to fulfil the requirement of the Higher National Diploma in English. HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN ENGLISH DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE JAFFNA. ...

Fiction, Malgudi, Malgudi Days 360  Words | 2  Pages

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R.K.Narayan and Swami and Friends

want is to play havoc!!! In this regard Narayan gets deeply into the workings of Swami's ten year old mind, explaining exquisitely how he thinks and what his perspective of the world is. The reader does feel like Swami and gets very attached with the character as the story progresses. That's the magic of Narayan. Significance of the book... Swami and Friends by R. K. Narayan is not merely an interesting read that could be enjoyed from top to bottom. R. K. Narayan's work attributes a lot of literary...

Literature, Malgudi, Malgudi Days 719  Words | 2  Pages

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R.K.Narayan R. K. Narayan (10 October 1906 – 13 May 2001), shortened from Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Narayanaswami, was an Indian writer, best known for his works set in the fictional South Indian town of Malgudi. He is one of three leading figures of early Indian literature in English (alongsideMulk Raj Anand and Raja Rao), and is credited with bringing the genre to the rest of the world Narayan broke through with the help of his mentor and friend, Graham Greene, who was instrumental in getting...

India, Indian literature, Indian Thought Publications 6863  Words | 18  Pages

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R.K.Narayan and Swami and Friends

protagonist shines through this novel. R.K. Narayan’s fictitious town Malgudi with the backdrop of Sarayu River, has the Ultimate Indian essence that captures the adventures of Swami and his Friends!!!! Since it was written before Independence, Narayan carefully manages to the weave the English influence on the characters. W.S.Swaminathan, of First Form A, Albert Mission School is basically a very average student and has a laid back attitude towards studies. Apart from his regular friends like...

Indian Thought Publications, Malgudi, Malgudi Days 7411  Words | 20  Pages

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A Horse and Two Goats Summary

in 1960, ‘‘A Horse and Two Goats’’ did not achieve a wide international audience until 1970 when it became the title story of R. K. Narayan’s seventh collection of short stories, A Horse and Two Goats and Other Stories. It reached an even wider audience in 1985 when it was included in Under the Banyan Tree, Narayan’s tenth and best-selling collection. By this time Narayan was well established as one of the most prominent Indian authors writing in English in the twentieth century. The story presents...

Famine, Fiction, Malgudi 579  Words | 2  Pages

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Malgudi Days

Glasper English 3036 Monday, March 6, 2012 Professor: E. Chou Malgudi Days, R. K Narayan The tasks take one short story by Narayan that you have read and show that it has literary traits it has in common with other short stories by Narayan. In most of these short stories we can see that the theme is an important idea of the author. The themes that are seen throughout most of the stories written by R.K. Narayan are adversities, difficulties and overcoming those difficulties by having the...

A Writer's Nightmare, Fiction, Indian Thought Publications 438  Words | 2  Pages

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Fiction, Indian Thought Publications, Malgudi 685  Words | 2  Pages

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The Picture of the Indian Society in Th

story-teller because he draws upon the Indian story-teller's resources - the epic tales and epic heroes of ancient Hindu mythology, religion and epics with a rare detachment, without trying to moralise or give his personal views. Shiv K. Gilra has rightly pointed out that Narayan "draws his strength from an inexhaustible source-Indianness... His view of life and his world of values are basically Indian." Narayan’s Indianness is symbolized by Malgudi. Srinivasa Iyengar observes: “Malgudi is Narayan's Casterbridge...

Drought, Famine, Hindu 801  Words | 2  Pages

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The Man Eater of Malgudi

The Man-Eater of Malgudi is a 1961 Indian novel, written by R. K. Narayan. [edit]Characters in the Novel § Nataraj, a printing press owner § Sen - a poet and journalist, friend of Nataraj § Sastri - employee and friend of Nataraj § Vasu - a taxidermist, villain of the novel § Muthu - a tea shop owner § Kumar - an elephant which was brought from Memphi Hills by Nataraj, for medical treatment. § Rangi - a temple dancer and a prostitute [edit]Summary This story revolves around sun which is...

Malgudi, Malgudi Days, Man-eater 662  Words | 2  Pages

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Portrayal of Life in India in Malgudi Days by R.K. Narayan

In Malgudi Days, although R.K. Narayan seems to present us with a bleak portrayal of India where life is very hard and there is very little human happiness, he means to reflect the triumph of the human spirit over the cruel circumstances of life. In India, poverty and the lack of education are prejudiced against and people are discriminated against because they are poor. In 'A Willing Slave', Ayah is discriminated against and treated badly merely because she is an uneducated servant. When she comes...

Discrimination, Happiness, Love 683  Words | 2  Pages

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A Horse and Two Goats: Detailed Summary

be punished as a thief. R. K. Narayan 1960 First published in the Madras, India, newspaper The Hindu in 1960, “A Horse and Two Goats” did not achieve a wide international audience until 1970 when it became the title story of R. K. Narayan’s seventh collection of short stories, A Horse and Two Goats and Other Stories. It reached an even wider audience in 1985 when it was included in Under the Banyan Tree, Narayan’s tenth and best-selling collection. By this time Narayan was well established as one...

Caste, Culture of India, Horse 7454  Words | 18  Pages

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Swami and Friends

Swami and friends a first novel written by R. K. Narayan testifies ingeniousness of writer. R. K. Narayan created well known fictional town Malgudi. which provided setting of almost all Narayan's later Novels. Malgudi is on bank of river Sarayu. Sarayu is a pride of Malgudi. It flows across north like a silver belt. Its sandbanks were the evening resort to people of Malgudi. Swami and friends is a story of boy called Swaminathan. Who hates Monday loves Saturday. Throws away books...

Ayodhya, Malgudi, Novel 453  Words | 2  Pages

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Potrayol of Gandhi in Waiting for Mahatma

controversial novel of R. KNarayan. Apart from its artistic merits and demerits (which are considerable), many Indian readers of the novel have felt dissatisfied with it and found it difficult to warm up to it particularly because of the way the Mahatma is portrayed in it. Non-Indian readers however have more or less favourably reacted to it, while being alive to its artistic lapses. An extreme instance is H. M. Williams who regards it as one of the two “most mature novels” of Narayan (Studies in Modern...

Ahimsa, Indian independence movement, Leo Tolstoy 3675  Words | 10  Pages

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Notes: Meaning of Life and Distinguished Indian Writer

----------- Headache Introduction: R.K. Narayan (1906-2001) is one of the most famous and distinguished Indian writer in English. He had a fine insight into various aspects on the lives of the poor and the middle class people, particularly in South India. He makes the dull and common place events more interesting and this essay is one such essay. In a writing career that spanned over sixty years, Narayan received many awards and honours. His writings are full of humour. In this essay...

Meaning of life, R. K. Narayan, Swami and Friends 720  Words | 2  Pages

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Indian English Literature: Changing Trends and History

spreading the nationalistic ideas of the great leaders like Mahatma Gandhi. R.K. Narayan is a writer who contributed over many decades and who continued to write till his death. R. K. Narayan, who began his series of Malgudi novels with Swami & Friends in (1933), added a new dimension to the novel of social reforms. Narayan created the fictitious town of Malgudi where he set his novels. Some criticise Narayan for the parochial, detached and closed world that he created in the face of the changing...

English language, India, Indian English literature 2985  Words | 8  Pages

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Pioneers Trio of Indian English Fiction

Pioneers of trio in Indian English fiction M. K. Naik, a renouned and scholarly Indian critic makes a comment while discussing the novel: “One of the most notable gifts of English education to India is prose fiction, for though India was probably the fountainhead of story-telling, the novel as we know today was an importation from the West.” Indian English literature originated as a necessary outcome of the introduction of English education in India under colonial rule. In recent years...

English language, India, Indian novelists 4468  Words | 13  Pages

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Indo Anglian Literature

for Indian English writing, Writers Workshop. R.K. Narayan is a writer who contributed over many decades and who continued to write till his death recently. He was discovered by Graham Greene in the sense that the latter helped him find a publisher in England. Graham Greene and Narayan remained close friends till the end. Similar to Thomas Hardy's Wessex, Narayan created the fictitious town of Malgudi where he set his novels. Some criticise Narayan for the parochial, detached and closed world that...

Caste, Delhi, English language 3643  Words | 9  Pages

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notable literary craftsman in eyes of English scholars of England. His poetry was considered much intellectual thoughts and rhythm in his poetry is outstanding feature. Manmohan Ghose was born in 1869, the second son of an illustrious surgeon, Dr. K. D. Ghose. Together with his brothers, Binoy Bhushan and Aurobindo, he studied at Loreto Convent, Darjeeling. In 1879 Manmohan Ghose went to England where he remained until 1894, completing a professional qualification of Bar-at-law at Lincoln’s...

English language, History of India, India 14866  Words | 59  Pages

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refers to illusion and the rope to reality. Cat and Shakespeare (1965) was a metaphysical comedy that answered philosophical questions posed in earlier novels. Rao borrows the style and structure from Indian vernacular tales and folk epics. R.K. Narayan (full name Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Narayanaswami, (1906-2001)) is one of the most famous and widely read Indian novelists even in recent days. He wrote numerous novels like Swami and Friends(1935), The Bachelor of Arts (1937), The Dark Room (1938)...

English language, India, Indian English literature 3343  Words | 10  Pages

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Malgudi Main article: Malgudi Malgudi is a fictional, semi-urban town in southern India, conjured by Narayan.[85] He created the town in September 1930, on Vijayadashami, an auspicious day to start new efforts and thus chosen for him by his grandmother.[86] As he mentioned in a later interview to his biographers Susan and N. Ram, in his mind, he first saw a railway station, and slowly the name Malgudi came to him.[87] The town was created with an impeccable historical record, dating to the Ramayana...

Fiction, India, Indian independence movement 535  Words | 2  Pages

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English Teacher

Bachelor of Arts 1 R. K. Narayan R. K. Narayan Bachelor of Arts Dear Friends, this is a backup copy of the original works in my personal library. I had a bad luck in getting back the books I lend to my friends. I am trying to make the text in digital form to ensure that I am not going to loose any of them. As I have an original printed edition, its sure that the writer/publisher already got their share. As on my knowledge there is no legal issues in giving my library collections to my...

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As English Short Stories Summary

AND 2012 CONTENTS Introduction: How to use these notes 1. The Fall of the House of Usher Edgar Allen Poe 2. The Open Boat Stephen Crane 3. The Door in the Wall HG Wells 4. The People Before Maurice Shadbolt 5. A Horse and Two Goats RK Narayan 6. Journey Patricia Grace 7. To Da-Duh, In Memoriam Paule Marshall 8. Of White Hairs and Cricket Rohinton Mistry 9. Sandpiper Ahdaf Soueif 10. Tyres Adam Thorpe These notes are intended to give some background information on each author and/or...

Edgar Allan Poe, Fiction, Narrative 2737  Words | 11  Pages

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Trail of the green blazer

is trail of the green blazer. Trail of the green blazer are one of the short story that write by R.K. Narayan. The main characters of the short story of trail of the green blazer are Raju and Green Blazer. The author of trail of the green blazer is R.K Narayan. R.K Narayan was born in Madras (India) in 1906 and starting his first novel (Swami and Friends (1935)). The full name of the R.K Narayan is Rasipuram Krishnaswami Ayyar Naranayanaswami and his shortest the name suggested by friend Graham...

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Like The Sun Essay

In the short story, ​ Like the Sun, ​ author R.K. Narayan expresses the importance of telling the truth, being honorable, and imposes the consequences of telling the truth. In this short story the main character Sekhar reflects on truth and decides to tell the complete truth for one whole day. He goes through a series of challenges throughout the day, but still sticks to his promise to tell the truth. Sekhar believed this was an honorable thing to do. In the end though he has to face the consequences...

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