Narayan, R. K.

About R. K. Narayan

Biography (Your Dictionary)



Sankalpita. "My Days: A Memoir by R.K. Narayan." Bookgeeks, 27 Mar. 2014

Nelson. "Bachelor of Arts by R.K. Narayan." Bookish, 6 Mar. 2013

pinkbookworm. "Swami and Friends by RK Narayan." The Guardian, 17 Jun. 2011

Ki Awaaz, Youth. "R.K. Narayan's The Vendor of Sweets." YKA, 12 Feb. 2010



"An Interview with R.K. Narayan." Deadulus, vol. 118, no. 4, 1989

Beermann, Hans. "Two Indian Interviews." Books Abroad, vol. 39, no. 3, 1965



Mahajan, Prashant, and Pragyaa Gupta. "Indian Womanhood: A Picture of Freedom and Fear in R.K. Narayan's The Dark Room." Labyrinth: An International Refereed Journal of Postmodern Literature, 1 Oct. 2015

Basu, Manisha. "A Matter of Light and Shade: Fiction and Criticism in R.K. Narayan's Malgudi." An International Journal of Literature and Culture, 1 Jan. 2013

Carter, Steve. "Narrative Ostranenie in R.K. Narayan's The Painter of Signs." Journal of Commonwealth Literature, vol. 29, no. 2, 1994



Autobiography/Life Writing

My Days (1974)



The Tiger of Malgudi (1983)

The Painter of Signs (1976)

The Vendor of Sweets (1967)

The Man-Eater of Malgudi (1961)

The Guide (1958)

Waiting for the Mahatma (1955)

Grateful to Life and Death (1953)

The Financial Expert (1953)

Mr. Sampath (1949)

The English Teacher (1945)

Bachelor of Arts (1939)

The Dark Room (1938)

Swami and Friends (1935)


Short Story Collections

The Grandmother's Tale (1993)

Under the Banyan Tree and Other Stories (1985)

A Horse and Two Goats and Other Stories (1970)

Gods Demons and Others (1964)

Lawley Road (1956)



The Mahabharata (1978)

The Ramayana (1972)