R. K. Narayan was born in Madras on October 10, 1906, and died May 13, 2001, at the age of 94. As one of the most successful Indians writing in English, he interpreted the life of India for the Western world through his 34 novels and hundreds of short stories. This category deals with Narayans life and literature.
Themes of personal transformation are explored in Narayan's novel.
A review of Narayan's English translations of the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, the great Sanskrit epics.
Essay on the character Krishnan by Ian Mackean with additional commentary by S. N. Radhika Lakshmi.
An appreciation of Malgudi Days, My Days: A Memoir, The Guide, and Narayan's retelling of the Ramayana.
N. Ram, one of India's leading journalists, recalls his friendship with R. K. Narayan. Included are links to other articles.
A narrative of R. K. Narayan's life and works by Pankaj Mishra.
Review of "The Indian Epics Retold," with links to other Outlook India articles about Narayan.
Western Michigan University review discusses postcolonial issues in India: industrialism, caste, and preserving traditions. Bibliography, links, and teaching guidelines.
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