Today, Indian Writing in English or Indo-Anglian Writing has certainly come of age, with the novel having a pride of place and names such as Salman Rushdie, V.S. Naipaul, Vikram Seth, Amitav Ghosh, Kiran Desai and Aravind Adiga prominently figuring in the list. But the credit for placing Indo-Anglian writing on a high pedestal should go to earlier writers like Rabindranath Tagore, Mulk Raj Anand, R.K. Narayan and Raja Rao. Among these, R.K. Narayan is the most celebrated novelist.
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• List of Contributors
Part I: OVERVIEW
2. A General Survey of Indian English Writings in English
3. R.K. Narayan and Graham Greene
Part II: THE ART OF NARAYAN
4. The Art of R.K. Narayan
5. Narratology and R.K. Narayan’s Short Stories
6. Narayan’s Art of Characterization
7. Hybridity and Humour: A Post-colonial Reading of Malgudi Days
Part III: THE CULTURAL MILIEU OF MALGUDI
8. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow in the Fiction of R.K. Narayan
9. Narayan’s Concept of Malgudi
10. Fractures, Heterotopologies and the In-between Spaces of Malgudi(s)
11. The Cultural Milieu of Malgudi: The Marital Life of the Malgudians—The Dark Room and The English Teacher
12. The Cultural Milieu of Malgudi: The Theme of Renunciation—The Bachelor of Arts, The Guide and Waiting for Mahatma
13. Swami and Friends: The Odyssey of an Indian School Child
Part IV: NARAYAN’S FEMINISM
14. Narayan’s Women: A Tale of Marital Bliss?
15. Are Narayan’s Women Truly Emancipated?
16. Caught at the Crossroads of Traditions and Modernity: A Study of Narayan’s Savitri and Rosie
17. A Romantic Betrayal: Rosie’s Case
Part V: MYTHS AND SYMBOLS IN NARAYAN
18. Use of Myth in the Novels of R.K. Narayan
19. Symbolic Connotations in R.K. Narayan’s Novels