Rao, Raja

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Biography (Encyclopædia Britannica)

Eulogy (The New York Times)



Govind, Nikhil. "Reading Between the Lines." The Hindu, 20 Sep. 2015

Sharma, Paras. "Why Indian English Literature Owes a lot to Raja Rao's Kanthapura." DNA India, 19 Oct. 2014

Pande, Suresh Chandra. "Raja Rao (The Cat and Shakespeare.)" Poetcrit, vol. 20, no. 2, 2007



Sarat Chandra, Das. "Gandhian Elements in Raja Rao's Kanthapura.", Poetcrit, vol. 26, no.1, 2013

Alterno, Letizia. Raja Rao: An Introduction, 2011

Pande, Suresh Chandra. "Raja Rao: The Man and the Mind." Poetcrit, vol. 21, no. 1, 2008




The Chessmaster and His Moves (1988)

Comrade Kirillov (1976)

The Cat and Shakespeare: A Tale of India (1965)

The Serpent and the Rope (1960)

Kanthapura (1938)


Short Story Collections

On the Ganga Ghat (1989)

The Policeman and the Rose: Stories (1978)

The Cow of the Barricades and Other Stories (1947)


Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

The Great Indian Way (1998)

The Meaning of India (1996)

 "The Cave and the Conch." The Eye of the Beholder: Indian Writing in English, Butcher (ed.), 1983

"Autobiography." Journal of Commonwealth of Literature, vol. 13, no. 3, 1979

"The Caste of English." Awakened Conscience: Studies in Commonwealth Literature,  Narasimhaiah (ed.), 1978

"The Meaning of India." The First Writers Workshop Literary Reader,  Narasimhaiah (ed.), 1978

"The Climate of Indian Literature Today." Literary Criterion, vol. 10, no. 2, 1972

"Irish Interlude." Saturday Review, 25 Jun. 1966

"The Writer and the Word." The Literary Criterion, vol. 7, no. 1, 1965

"The Gandhian Way." Illustrated Weekly of India, 14 Feb. 1965

"'Jawaharlal Nehru." Illustrated Weekly of India, 15 Nov. 1964

"Recollections of E.M. Forster." E.M. Forster: Tribute with Selections from His Writings on India, Natwar-Singh (ed.), 1964

"Andre Malraux Among the Gods of India." United Asia, 1964

"Books Which Have Influenced Me." Illustrated Weekly of India, 10 Feb. 1962

"Trivandrum." Illustrated Weekly of India, 25 Feb. 1962

"Varanasi." Illustrated Weekly of India, 3 Sep. 1961

"Jupiter and Mars." Pacific Spectator, vol. 8, no. 4, 1954

"The Premier of Sakuntala." Asia, Jun. 1943

Changing India (1939)

"Pandit Taranath." Asia, Jan. 1935

"Romain Rolland, the Great Sage." Jaya Karnataka, vol.11, no.1, 1933

"Europe and Ourselves." Jaya Karnataka, 1931

"Pilgrimage to Europe." Jaya Karnataka, 1931