The English Teacher Essay

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Indian Culture as Depicted in the Novel of R.K. Narayan’s The English Teacher Prathicksha Moorthy, B.A., English – Final Year, Bishop Appasamy College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore Sarah .J, B.A., English – Final Year, Bishop Appasamy College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore “She (India) has left indelible imprints on one fourth of the human race in the course of a long succession of centuries. She has the right to reclaim . . . her place amongst the great nation summarizing and symbolizing the spirit of humanity. From Persia to the Chinese sea, from the icy regions of Siberia to Islands of Java and Borneo, India has propagated her beliefs, her tales and her civilization!”, says Sylvia Levi. Indian culture is the cradle for all human race and it is vast and diverse. The Indian culture consists of India’s language, literature, dance, music, religion, food, clothing, customs, architecture…show more content…
She goes there , prays and feels refreshed and rejuvenated after her horrifying experience. There “she receives the holy water from the priest and touches her lips and eyes, puts a vermilion dot on her forehead, and tucked the flower offered to God in her hair” (64). Even at home She fixes up in a alcove in a corner of the hall, a shrine where she keeps the image of God and prays before them devoutly. She offers flowers to these images and two small lamps are lit before them every morning. Krishna says “with the light in her face, her eyes closed and her eyes lightly moving”. Further he says “she seemed to have a deep secret life” (36). The cremation of Susila is better explained in terms of rituals, gestures and actions that emotions; As a tradition bamboo stretcher is ready on the ground in of the

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