About the BookR.K. Narayan and His Social Perspective deals with the caste-ridden Hindu society which Narayan presents in his novels. His Characters are fatalists — with explicit faith in the Invisible. The book presents their halfhearted attempts at self-assertion. However, their so-called sentimentalism does not bear fruit and they fall back to their former position accepting defeat in life.
The book brings out vividly Narayan’s attitude to life, his firm grip of Hindu ethos of which he is the product, and his failure to come out of it, though the West Wind has blown much of its dust.
However detached he sounds himself to the readers, his true spirit finds vivid expression in the book. At any rate R.K. Narayan is a thoroughly Indian Novelist par excellence, and the aspect is hardly to be overlooked.
About the Author/sS.R. Ramteke (born 20th October, 1948), has obtained Ph.D. English from Nagpur University, Nagpur. He has been teaching English since 1972 and risen to the post of Principal from 1982 at Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar College, Brahampur, Maharashtra. He has worked on various Bodies of Nagpur University and had several assignments on University committees. Presently he has been teaching at Postgraduate Department of English, attached to the college.
Dr. Ramteke’s bio-data has rare privilege to have been included in Asia’s Who’s Who (Refacimento International), and also World’s Who’s Who of Men and Women of distinction (curriculum Vatae Inter¬national) published in 1997.