Thursday, March 13, 2014


About the author

R. K. Narayan  (10 October  1906    13 May 2001),
(shortened from Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Narayanaswami)

R.K.Narayan was an Indian author whose, works  of  fiction  include  a  series  of  books  about people and their interactions in an imagined town in India called Malgudi. He is credited with bringing Indian literature in English to the rest of the world. Swami and Friends, The Bachelor of Arts, The English Teacher and The Financial Expert are his popular works. The present extract is from Swami and  Friends. His narratives highlight social context and provide a feel for his characters through everyday life. In a writing career that spanned over sixty years, Narayan received many awards and honours. These include
the AC Benson Medal from the Royal Society of Literature and the Padma Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian award. He was also nominated to the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian parliament.

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