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International Journal of Research in Social Sciences
Year : 2020, Volume : 10, Issue : 2
First page : ( 147) Last page : ( 157)
Online ISSN : 2249-2496.

The Essence of Gandhian Philosophy in R.K.Narayan's Fiction

Mrs. Reza Nilofar Rashid

Head Mistress (Juniour Primary Section, I.I.S.J & Research Scholar)

Online published on 20 November, 2021.

Abstract

R.K. Narayan is not only an Indian author but also a writer who carried the ethos ofIndia into his fiction.Rasipuram krishnaswami Iyer was born on 1906 and died on May 13th 2001. He writes in English. ‘R’ in his name represents the name of his village and K, the name of his father-Krishna swami. He was fond of reading different kind of books. After completing his early education he went to England to complete his higher education. He passed his B.A from Maharaja College, Mysore. He later on became a news reporter for the newspaper called “THE JUSTICE”. He published over a dozen novels,two hundred short stories and four books of non-fiction.K.R.Srinivasa Iyengar rightly pointed out: “Whereas Anand finished his education in Cambridge and London,Narayan had his education entirely in south India:he uses the English language much as he used to wear dhotis manufactured in Lancashire-but the thoughts and feelings, the stirrings of the soul, the wayward movements of the consciousness, are all of the soil of India, recognizably autochthonous. He is one of the few writers in India who take their craft seriously, constantly striving to improve the instrument, pursuing with a sense of dedication.”(IYENGAR 359)

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