R. K. Narayan | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Michel Pousse

This literature criticism consists of approximately 18 pages of analysis & critique of R. K. Narayan.
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Critical Essay by Michel Pousse

SOURCE: "R. K. Narayan as a Gandhian Novelist," in Literary Criterion, Vol. XXV, No. 4, 1990, pp. 77-90.

In the following essay, Pousse delineates how Narayan "separated the obviously ephemeral implications of [Gandhi's philosophy from what was eternal in it and he gave literary existence to the latter."]

It has proved difficult to separate Gandhian novelists from the Mahatma himself, the Freedom Fighters, or the first years of India's independence. Gandhi and the school of literature he inspired seemed to be so much at one with each other that many a literary critic assumed that the school which had taken over in form and content the whole of Indian English literature wouldn't survive its master. As far back as 1976 Uma Parameswaran noted a sharp decline in the creative powers of such novelists. To her...

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