R. K. Narayan  

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R. K. Narayan (October 10, 1906 - May 13 2001), born Rasipuram Krishnaswami Ayyar Narayanaswami,(Tamil: ராசிபுரம் கிருஷ்ணசுவாமி அய்யர் நாராயணசுவாமி ) (Kannada: ಆರ್.ಕೆ.ನಾರಯಣ್) is among the best known and most widely read Indian novelists writing in English.

Most of Narayan's work, starting with his first novel Swami and Friends (1935), captures many Indian traits while retaining a unique identity of its own. He was sometimes compared to the American writer William Faulkner, whose novels were also grounded in a compassionate humanism and celebrated the humour and energy of ordinary life.



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