R. K. Narayan
Name: Baraiya Saryu D.
Subject: Indian Writing in English (Paper-IV)
Roll no: 30
Year: Semester – I
Submitted To: Department of English
Trio of Indo-Anglian Novels
R. K. Narayan’ Life:
His father was headmaster
and so his some schooling
done at that school
Worked as reporter at
AC Benson Medal
Also awarded as
Died: 2001, Madras
R. K. Narayan’s Novels:
Swami and Friends
The Bachelors of Arts
The English Teacher
The Man - Eater of Malgudi
The Venders of Sweets
A Tiger of Malgudi
Mr. Sampath – The Printer of Malgudi
The Financial Expert
The Dark Room
Waiting for the Mahatma
Characteristics of R. K. Narayan’s Novels:
Most of the novels take place in Malgudi.
Malgudi is a fictional place created by R. K. Narayan in September, 1930.
This Malgudi is on the bank of the river Sarayu.
So his many novels are conceder as ‘River Novels’.
His some novels have character of Mahatma, sadhu and sanyasi.
So that novels are considering in category of ‘Sanyasi Novels’.
Writing style is very simple and with natural elements of humor about it.
Most of the characters are common people.
Focus on common people and their life.
These novels gives us remembrance of our next door neighbors.