Last Updated: 03 Oct, 2023 | Views: 558
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Famous For: His Work Set In The Fictional South Indian Town Of Malgudi
Higher Education: Graduate
Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Narayanaswami was an Indian author whose works were famous for being set in the made-up South Indian town of Malgudi. Along with Raja Rao and Mulk Raj Anand, he was a notable early Indian English author. The semi-autobiographical trilogy The Bachelor of Arts, Swami, and Friends, and The English Teacher were among the first four books by Narayan that were published thanks in large part to Graham Greene, a mentor, and friend of the author. Swami and Friends was the film that first featured the made-up town of Malgudi. The Guide, the winner of the Sahitya Academy Award, was created for the film (getting a Filmfare Award for Best Film), and it was performed on Broadway. The Financial Expert was regarded as one of the most innovative works of 1951.
In 1930: Narayan's debut book, Swami and Friends, was mocked by his uncle and turned down by many publishers.
In 1937: His next book, The Bachelor of Arts, was partly inspired by his experiences at college and revolved around the transition of a rebellious adolescent into a rather well-adjusted adult.
In 1940: Narayan tried his hand at Indian Thought, a journal inspired by some of his successes.
In 1961: The Man-Eater of Malgudi, Narayan's next book, has been released.
In 1967: The Vendor of Sweets was Narayan's following published work.
Achievements and Awards:
In 1960: The Sahitya Akademi Award for The Guide was the first significant honor he received.
In 1964: The Padma Bhushan was presented to him on Republic Day.
In 2000: He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian honor.
R.K. Narayan was not accustomed to conducting interviews. Additionally, he wasn't too interested in having a fan base. He turns out to be one of the first painters to draw Western attention to India after the country gained its freedom.
America's Rockefeller Foundation awarded R.K. Narayan a fellowship. At Michigan State University and the University of California, Berkeley, our literary wizard gave many lectures during this time.