R.K. Narayan : the novelist and his art /

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 definiti...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Ranga Rao, 1936- (Author)
Format: Book
Published: New Delhi, India : Oxford University Press India, 2017.
Edition:First edition.
Table of 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.