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Short story of R.K.Narayan


Short stories of R.K.Narayan

R.K.Narayan is one of the finest Indian authors of his generation in English. Full name is Rasipuram Krishnaswami Narayanswami. He was born on October 10, 1906 and died on May 13, 2001.

  • An Astrologer’s Day (1947)

In this story the astrologer is not truly an astrologer but merely a man masquerading as one. He has taken on a new fabricated identity to escape the just consequences of his attempt at murder.

  • Lawley Road and other stories (1956)

In this story, we have the theme of Independence, Corruption, Power, Loyalty and Identity.

  • A Horse and Two Goats and other stories (1970)

In this story the theme is the clash of cultures. Specifically it has shown the clash of Indian and Western cultures.

  • Under the Banyan tree (1985)

This story celebrates the life and art of an illiterate storyteller, the theme is the concept of Art and divine inspiration.

Nambi’s character in this story embodies and exemplifies this concept. He represents the maker or magician who dreams up fantastic tales.

  • Grandmother’s Tale (1993)

This story is told by the narrator’s grandmother, the tale recounts the adventures of her mother. She was married at seven and then abandoned, who crossed the subcontinent to extract her husband from the hands of his new wife. Her courage is immense and her will implacable. But once her mission is completed, her independence vanishes.

  • The martyr’s corner

In this story we have the theme of diligence, dedication, compassion, poverty, struggle, paralysis, corruption, security and resilience.

© 2021 Dipankar Mondal


Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on May 25, 2021:

Nice information.

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