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R.K. Narayan

First Online: March 01, 2007
Page Last Updated: May 09, 2017

Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Narayanaswami, or R.K. Narayan as he is popularly known, is perhaps the most widely read Indian novelists writing in English language.

R.K. Narayan (1906 -2001) was a great storyteller, whose sensitive and graphic portrayals of twentieth-century Indian life were set mostly in the fictional South Indian town of Malgudi. Most of Narayan's work, starting with his first novel Swami and Friends (1935), captures many Indian ethos while having a unique identity of its own. His "Indian Epics Retold" re-narrates the magnificence of Indian mythologies such as Mahabharat and Ramayan.

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R.K. Narayan is one of the foremost Indian writers
R.K. Narayan is one of the foremost Indian writers
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Narayan in Mysore Studios, 1986
Narayan in Mysore Studios, 1986
From Left to Right: R.K.Narayan, U.R. Ananthamurthy, and Jyotsna Kamat

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Dr. R. K. Narayan. Well-known English writer
Dr. R. K. Narayan. Well-known English writer

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