R. K. Narayan | Critical Essay by Atma Ram

This literature criticism consists of approximately 14 pages of analysis & critique of R. K. Narayan.
This section contains 3,919 words
(approx. 14 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Atma Ram

Critical Essay by Atma Ram

SOURCE: "Introduction," in Perspectives on R. K. Narayan, Vimal Prakashan, 1981, pp. xvii-xxxi.

This essay examines the general characteristics of Narayan's fiction, including his realistic rendering of day-today life, the importance of family relationships, and the role of the caste system in Indian society.

Rasipuram Krishnaswami Narayan, one of the most prominent Indians writing in English, was born in Madras on 10 October 1907. He remained in Madras with his grandmother for some time when the family shifted to Mysore. The grandmother supervised with great care the education of children:

Grandmotherhood was a wrong vocation for her; she ought to have been a school inspectress. She had an absolute passion to teach and mould a young mind. In later years after my uncle was married and had children, as they came of a teachable age, she took charge of them one by one...

(read more)

This section contains 3,919 words
(approx. 14 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Atma Ram