Muk Narayan And R. K. Narayan's Untouchable

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His novel Untouchable is a classic experimentation with reference to idea and technique. It represents a day from morning till evening in the life of a sweeper boy named Bakha who is in the words of E. M. Forster ‘a real individual, lovable upset, sometimes grand, sometimes weak, and thoroughly Indian.’On the other hand, R. K. Narayan, is the novelist of middleclass sensibility. He is an innate story-teller in his novels from Swami and Friends published in 1935 to The Painter of Signs (1976). His novels The Bachelor of Arts (1937), The Dark Room (1938), The English Teacher (1945) and Mr.Sampath (1949) brightly and realistically describe the South-Indian life. His writing is a distinctive admixture of Western technique and Eastern material. The world of R. K. Narayan’s novels is Malgudi, an invented South-Indian town. His style is a very simple and straightforward in narration. Raja Rao is another well-known Indian novelist writing in English. But he is not as creative writer as Mulk Raj Anand and R.K.Narayan. His concern with idealistic and mythological aspects differentiates him from Mulk Raj Anand and R. K. Narayan. His first novel Kanthapura, a work of genius, describes the village life and peasant sensibility which shows the influence of Gandhiyan ideology on an ordinary Indian. Raja Rao’s Kanthapura is a voluble description of religious, political and social activities of rustic people. The novel is not a two-dimensional picture of villagers but a colorful audio-visual

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