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R.K. Narayan : the novelist and his art

Author: Ranga Rao
Publisher: New Delhi, India : Oxford University Press India, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
R.K. Narayan occupies centre stage among Indian English writers of the twentieth century, with fifteen novels and novellas and more than half a dozen collections of short stories to his credit. He was the first Indian writer in English to win the Sahitya Akademi Award (1958). This work is a definitive study of the man and the writer. Ranga Rao presents an intimate picture of Narayan, based on his personal  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ranga Rao, 1936-
R.K. Narayan.
(DLC) 2016363371
Named Person: R K Narayan; R K Narayan
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ranga Rao
ISBN: 0199087628 9780199087624
OCLC Number: 999441200
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 319 pages)
Contents: Home-grown background. Mixed sap: a life --
I had not been false: a career --
Profundity with a light touch: a style --
The pre-independence novels. In a world dominated by adults: Swami and friends --
Live a man's life: The bachelor of arts --
Sacral space: no trespassing! --
The dark room --
Purify the mind ad clarify the vision: ordeal and aftermath --
Some eternal scheme: The English teacher and the partitive parallax --
Enchantment in life: Mr. Sampath and the Naipaul enigma --
Vice-feciton: the post-independence novels and novellas. A wizard for Malgudi: The financial expert --
The moth and the Mahatma: Writing for the Mahatma --
Grateful to love and death: the guide --
For God, country --
and comedy! The man-eater of Malgudi --
Private sorrows, Indian remedy: The vendor of sweets --
First love again! The painter of signs --
Caution! Masterful male! Talkative man --
Guru and Chela: A tiger for Malgudi --
Metal fatigue: The world of Nagaraj --
Gunas horror: Grandmother's tale --
Summing up. Cosmic comedy: R.K. Narayan's gunas comedy.
Responsibility: Ranga Rao.


This work is a definitive study of R.K. Narayan, author of fifteen novels and novellas and more than half a dozen collections of short stories. Based on his personal experiences with Narayan and his  Read more...


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