Analysis Of Swami And Friends

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This paper attempts to bring out the historical perspective from R. K. Narayan’s Swami and Friends which represents the Indian colonial period especially the Indian society from 1920 to 1930. The novel explains how the long British rule transformed the century-old Indian culture into a hybrid one making its people accepts certain aspects of the colonizer’s culture even as they were struggling against the colonial rule politically for the country’s freedom. He was an Indian writer, a leading author of early Indian literature in English, best known for his works set in the fictional South Indian town of Malgudi. It was first introduced in Swami and Friends. Narayan highlights the social context and everyday life of his characters, and he was highly esteemed writer.
R. K. Narayan, was born in the age of British India , has been regarded as one of India’s greatest writers of the twentieth century. He is compared with William Faulkner and Chekhov in writing style and humour. R.K. Narayan started his prolific writing career with this novel Swami and Friends written in 1935.Narayan’s mentor and friend, Graham Greene involved in getting publishers for Narayan’s some books, including the semi-autobiographical trilogy of Swami and Friends. Graham Green called this novel is a work of “remarkable maturity, and of the finest promise…and is the boldest gamble a novelist can take”. When Narayan was twelve years old, Narayan participated in a pro-independence march, for
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