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Mixed Sap: A Life1

Ranga Rao

in R.K. Narayan: The Novelist and His Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199470754
eISBN:
9780199087624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199470754.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

This chapter offers a succinct account of Narayan’s antecedents and his life from birth to death. The novelist was influenced early in life by three members of his family: his maternal grandmother ... More


I Had Not Been False: A Career

Ranga Rao

in R.K. Narayan: The Novelist and His Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199470754
eISBN:
9780199087624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199470754.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

Narayan’s early hardships as an Indian novelist in English were aggravated by his resolve to do something different from his predecessors in south India: B. Rajam Iyer (1872–1898), A. Madhaviah ... More


Purify the Mind and Clarify the Vision: Ordeal and Aftermath

Ranga Rao

in R.K. Narayan: The Novelist and His Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199470754
eISBN:
9780199087624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199470754.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

In this chapter, Ranga Rao notes the year of disaster in Narayan’s life—1939, the year his wife Rajam passed away. The period that followed, of over five years, was replete with loneliness; this ... More


Enchantment in Life: Mr. Sampath1 and the Naipaul Enigma

Ranga Rao

in R.K. Narayan: The Novelist and His Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199470754
eISBN:
9780199087624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199470754.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

Mr. Sampath is the story of Srinivas who arrives at Malgudi and realizes his proper goals. The first critical question on Mr. Sampath that Ranga Rao asks in this chapter is if Narayan identifies ... More


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