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R. K.Narayan

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R. K.Narayan

Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Narayanaswami
Born: 10 October 1906
Died: 13 May 2001

  • He was an Indian writer known for his works set in the fictional South Indian town of Malgudi.
  • He was a leading author of early Indian literature in English along with Mulk Raj Anand and Raja Rao.
  • From the childhood, he had an interest in reading books. He used to read a lot of books and gradually started writing.
  • He started his career as a school teacher. Later, he left the job to become a writer.
  • His mentor and friend Graham Greene was instrumental in getting publishers for Narayan’s first four books including the semi-autobiographical trilogy of Swami and Friends, The Bachelor of Arts and The English Teacher.
  • He also started his own publishing company- Indian Thought Publications. He was successful with this publication.
  • He won many awards such as- Sahitya Academy Award, Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and A C Bensen Medal.

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