About the BookThe book is an attempt to analyze and evaluate R.K. Narayan’s fictional world in the light of modern and post-modern concepts. Many books have already been published, containing good scholarly essays on his novels and short-stories. The present book will not only be a step in the same direction, but it will also make the reader think and understand how, even after so much critical work on Narayan during the last three decades, there are many quarters which have not been touched by the critics and scholars so far.
The book will take the reader to venture beyond unexplored regions in the fictional world of Narayan. In addition to this, it will also benefit critics who wish to work on Narayan but are unable to find a suitable topic, and whose proposals are generally rejected, with a simple comment that much work has already been done on this writer and there is hardly any scope for further research in this field. The book will be helpful to students of English Literature to know how modern approaches and theories of criticism can be applied to traditional Indian writers.
The book contains 16 papers. Some papers are by renowned critics who are already in teaching profession. A couple of papers are by research scholars (working on Narayan for their Doctoral degree), which have been included because of their entirely new approach in this sphere. For a couple of articles, which have been borrowed from journals, the permission has already been taken. These articles have been included because of their relevance and insight.About the Author/sDr. Amandeep Rana is working as Head of Post Graduate Department of English at JC DAV College Dasuya (Hoshiarpur) in Punjab (affiliated to PU Chandigarh). Dr. Rana himself worked on R.K. Narayan for his M.Phil. and Ph.D. from H.P. University, Shimla. He has already published 6 articles on R.K. Narayan in reputed journals. He also organized a UGC sponsored two-day National Conference exclusively on R.K. Narayan. Presently, he is working on a UGC sponsored Research Project.