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About R.K. Narayan

R.K. Narayan, whose full name was Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Narayanswami, was an Indian writer, best known for his work on the fictional village Malgudi. He was one of the three famous English writers of that time, and his works are also famous across the world. R.K. Narayan was born on October 10, 1906, in Madras (present-day Chennai), India. His father's name was Rasipuram Krishnaveya Iyer and his mother's name was Gnanambal.

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Books of R.K. Narayan

Malgudi Days

Malgudi Days

Malgudi Days is a collection of short stories written by R. K. Narayan, published in 1943 by Indian Thought Publications, the publishing company Narayan himself founded in 1942. He founded the company after he was cut off from England as a result of

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Malgudi Days

Malgudi Days

Malgudi Days is a collection of short stories written by R. K. Narayan, published in 1943 by Indian Thought Publications, the publishing company Narayan himself founded in 1942. He founded the company after he was cut off from England as a result of

70 Readers
31 Articles
Swami and Friends

Swami and Friends

The story revolves around a ten-year-old schoolboy named Swaminathan and his friends. The most striking quality of 10-year-old Swami is that he is a playful and mischievous boy. One of Swami’s innocent mischiefs gets him in hassle, and he even comes

40 Readers
19 Articles
Swami and Friends

Swami and Friends

The story revolves around a ten-year-old schoolboy named Swaminathan and his friends. The most striking quality of 10-year-old Swami is that he is a playful and mischievous boy. One of Swami’s innocent mischiefs gets him in hassle, and he even comes

40 Readers
19 Articles
The Ramayana

The Ramayana

The Ramayana is, quite simply, the greatest of Indian epics - and one of the world's supreme masterpieces of storytelling 'Almost every individual living in India,' writes R. K. Narayan in the Introduction to this new interpretation, 'is aware of the

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45 Articles
The Ramayana

The Ramayana

The Ramayana is, quite simply, the greatest of Indian epics - and one of the world's supreme masterpieces of storytelling 'Almost every individual living in India,' writes R. K. Narayan in the Introduction to this new interpretation, 'is aware of the

34 Readers
45 Articles
'An astrologer's day ' and Others Stories

'An astrologer's day ' and Others Stories

An Astrologer's Day is a thriller, suspense short story by author R. K. Narayan. While it had been published earlier, it was the titular story of Narayan's fourth collection of short stories published in 1947 by Indian Thought Publications. It was th

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28 Articles
'An astrologer's day ' and Others Stories

'An astrologer's day ' and Others Stories

An Astrologer's Day is a thriller, suspense short story by author R. K. Narayan. While it had been published earlier, it was the titular story of Narayan's fourth collection of short stories published in 1947 by Indian Thought Publications. It was th

30 Readers
28 Articles
The Guide

The Guide

"The Guide" by R.K. Narayan is a classic novel that follows the life of a man named Raju, who starts as a tour guide in the fictional town of Malgudi. The story takes an interesting turn when Raju becomes involved with a dancer named Rosie and her hu

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The Guide

The Guide

"The Guide" by R.K. Narayan is a classic novel that follows the life of a man named Raju, who starts as a tour guide in the fictional town of Malgudi. The story takes an interesting turn when Raju becomes involved with a dancer named Rosie and her hu

4 Readers
12 Articles

Articles of R.K. Narayan

EPILOGUE.

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Rama entered Ayodhya, after fourteen years of exile, a time during which he rid this world of evil forces that had tormented it for centuries. It was a happy reunion at the capital. The coronation fes

THE CORONATION.

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Rama explained that he had to adopt this trial in order to demonstrate Sita's purity beyond a shadow of doubt to the whole world. This seemed a rather strange inconsistency on the part of one who had

INTERLUDE.

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To Link Up the Narrative, an Extract from "Valmiki"12 After the death of Ravana, Rama sent Hanuman as his emissary to fetch Sita. Sita was overjoyed. She had been in a state of mourning all along, com

RAMA AND RAVANA IN BATTLE.(2)

16 November 2023
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Ravana suddenly realized that he should change his tactics and ordered his charioteer to fly the chariot up in the skies. From there he attacked and destroyed a great many of the monkey army supportin

RAMA AND RAVANA IN BATTLE.(1)

16 November 2023
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Every moment, news came to Ravana of fresh disasters in his camp. One by one, most of his commanders were lost. No one who went forth with battle cries was heard of again. Cries and shouts and the wai

THE SIEGE OF LANKA.

16 November 2023
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Ravana deployed the pick of his divisions to guard the approaches to the capital and appointed his trusted generals and kinsmen in special charge of key places. Gradually, however, his world began to

ACROSS THE OCEAN.

16 November 2023
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As Vibishana noticed Rama standing at the edge of the sea, brooding, perhaps, on plans to rescue Sita, he kept himself in the background, not wishing to break in on him at just that moment. Later, how

RAVANA IN COUNCIL.(2)

16 November 2023
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Ravana glared at his brother and said with a bitter laugh, "You began with agreeable sentences and sentiments but you go on prattling away like a madman. Is it out of fear or out of love for those hum

RAVANA IN COUNCIL. (1)

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Ravana's capital, after its destruction by Hanuman, was rebuilt by the divine architect Maya. Surveying it now, Ravana forgot for a moment the setback he had suffered, and was lost in admiration of th

RAVANA IN COUNCIL.

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Ravana's capital, after its destruction by Hanuman, was rebuilt by the divine architect Maya. Surveying it now, Ravana forgot for a moment the setback he had suffered, and was lost in admiration of th