International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 4, Issue 4 (2017)

The fantasy place of Malgudi in R.K. Narayan’s “The English Teacher”


C Tamilselvi, D Jeyanthi

R.K. Narayan is a prolific Indian writer writing in English. His fictions are greatly popular in India and abroad. Malgudi is the central focus of his imagination. This prominent place of the writer is the eternal source of the pleasures and sorrow of the characters of the novel. The writer the multitude sides of this imaginative location in almost all his novels. The characters presented in the fictions feel quite secured in the environment of Malgudi. Malgudi is really a dream for the readers. This place has comparable standard to the other writers of English literature. R.K. Narayan helps in understanding the nuances of Indian culture and its conflict with some examples from his works. Narayans literary creations are colorful fabrics woven with the intricate threads of Indian culture such as traditions, customs, religious beliefs, faiths, social hierarchies, family system, bitter& sweet melodies of love and marriage, conflict between Indian and foreign cultures, gap between generations, etc., with the touch of humour.
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