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The English Teacher by R.K. Narayan - The English Teacher by R.K. Narayan What about our own roots. Krishnan's journey in R K Narayan's The English Teacher [1] . . . something has been drained from the adult heart. Belief in the miraculous closes down [2] Krishnan, the central character of R. K. Narayan's The English Teacher, undertakes an emotional, intellectual, and spiritual journey during the course of the novel. At the start of the novel he is an English teacher, living and teaching at the same school where he was once a pupil, and at the end we see him resigning his post, beginning work at a nursery school, and learning to communicate psychically with his dead wife....   [tags: English Teacher Narayan Essays] 4106 words
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Narayan: The Man-Eater of Malgudi - Narayan: The Man-Eater of Malgudi ================================= As a starting point, refer to the section of chapter 5 involving Nataraj's consultation with the adjournment lawyer (pgs 60-64). Explore how Narayan "invests his story with all his warm, wicked and delightful sense of comedy." You should use to other sequences from the novel in your response. Narayan's humour in "The Man-Eater of Malgudi" relies on a lot of ironical situations as well as the interaction of several of his major and minor characters in unexpected ways, creating a distinct range of reactions which lead to comic and humorous situations....   [tags: English Literature] 2402 words
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R K Narayan's The Guide - R K Narayan's The Guide The sky was clear. Having nothing else to do, he started counting the stars. He said to himself, 'I shall be rewarded for this profound service to humanity. People will say, 'there is the man who knows the exact number of stars in the sky. If you have any trouble on that account consult him. He will be your night guide for the skies'.' Reality exists only through experience, and it must be personal experience. (Gao Xingjian. Soul Mountain) [1] R K Narayan propagates Oriental philosophy in all his novels and The Guide [2] is no exception....   [tags: Literature Religion Philosophy Papers]
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R. K. Narayan's Vision of Life - R. K. Narayan's Vision of Life The law of life can't be avoided. The law comes into operation the moment we detach ourselves from our mother's womb. All struggle and misery in life is due to our attempt to arrest this law or get away from it or in allowing ourselves to be hurt by it. A profound unmitigated loneliness is the only truth of life. For R. K. Narayan, death is not a full stop. As he states in The English Teacher, it is more of a comma, with each hiatus leading to the birth of a new identity which replaces the previous one....   [tags: Literature Authors Essays]
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Postcolonial Indian Literature in English: Narayan, Jhabvala, Rushdie - Postcolonial Indian Literature in English: Narayan, Jhabvala, Rushdie Indian literature in English which is accessible to us in the West, still has its roots in colonial literature and the tensions between East and West. A European naturalism is often present; a concern to posit India as an arena within which Western readers can identify realities is inherent within much of this writing. The following are three examples of the progression of post-Independence literature. Twenty years after Independence, R.K.Narayan was still tackling issues of colonialism....   [tags: Essays Papers] 426 words
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R.K. Narayan's Presentation of Indian Society in His Stories - R.K. Narayan's Presentation of Indian Society in His Stories R.K. Narayan is an Indian novelist and short story writer who writes in English. His novels show how the lives of ordinary Indian people reflect the greater concerns of national identity and historical change. He presents the Indian society in four different stories, "The Evening Gift", "Trail of the Green Blazer", "The Blind Dog" and "The Tiger's Claw"....   [tags: Papers] 1475 words
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The Role of Myth in R.K. Narayan's The Man-Eater of Malgudi - The Role of Myth in R.K. Narayan's The Man-Eater of Malgudi In R.K. Narayan's book The Man-Eater of Malgudi, there exists a deep mythical structure. The story of the peaceful printer Nataraj who must overcome the demon-like Vasu is structured very much like a myth. As myths and spirituality are implicit in Hindu society, the world of Malgudi is full of mythical elements. To complement these mythical elements, comparisons and references are made to various Hindu myths throughout the book, which act as signposts to the significance of what is going on in the story itself....   [tags: Papers] 1608 words
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Vasu's Influence Upon Nataraj's Development in R.K. Narayan's The Man-Eater of Malgudi - Vasu's Influence Upon Nataraj's Development in R.K. Narayan's The Man-Eater of Malgudi R.K. Narayan's The Man-Eater of Malgudi is told in a creatively comical style, conceiving impressive characters and circumstances. The novel deals with the adaptation of society as it encounters the imposition of change, which is best illustrated among the actions of the two main characters, Nataraj and Vasu. Throughout the narrative Nataraj becomes easily influenced by the actions of Vasu and yields to many changes and developments in his own character....   [tags: Papers] 608 words
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The English Teacher - The English Teacher The English Teacher is the third of the trilogy that began with Swami and Friends, and The Bachelor of Arts. This novel dedicated to Narayan's wife Rajam is not only autobiographical but also poignant in its intensity of feeling. The story is a series of experiences in Krishna's life - some joyful, some sorrowful; and his journey towards achieving inner peace and self-development, in the traditional Indian sense. About the Author Rasipuram, Krishnaswami Narayanaswami, or R K Narayan as he is widely known was born during the British colonial rule in India....   [tags: R.K. Narayan] 1585 words
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Global Tales - Stories From Many Cultures - Compare and contrast the two stories by R.K. Narayan. Which story do you prefer and why. In all the stories and authors featured in "Global Tales", R.K. Narayan is the most respected and well-known author. From the short description of him at the end of the book, he created a space for himself called "Malgudi" and developed his own characters, like a puppet master making his own puppets from cloth and giving them life when he does the show. His stories are universal, probably because the themes and characters of the stories are easy to identify with....   [tags: essays research papers] 1529 words
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The English Teacher - The English Teacher, by Indian novelist R. K. Narayan, tells the story of a young professor, Krishna, who must adapt first to family life with his wife and daughter and then to his wife's death. This short novel, written in simple prose, examines many large issues--love, death, loyalty, fate--but always with equanimity. Krishna teaches himself, and the novel tries to teach us, to be, as it is put by the novel's last words, "grateful to life and death." Set a few years before India gained its independence, the novel begins with Krishna living in a hostel near his university, the same one he had occupied as a student, and going about his routine....   [tags: essays research papers] 1046 words
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Incorporating Global Consideration for Local Instructional Practices - Incorporating Global Consideration for Local Instructional Practices The modern Women’s studies classroom has been subjected to many changes stemming from discussions about proper and efficient discourse and method of instruction. Issues such as Socratic/discussion-led teaching or inclusion of different theories of feminist thought have made the Women’s Studies course the achievement of pedagogical compromise. The work of Third-world and anti-racist feminists has contended for inclusion of issues that affect all women and has brought feminism to place based around more global issues....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Sita as the Hidden Hero of Ramayana - Sita as the Hidden Hero of Ramayana   Valmiki's Ramayana was written around 300 B.C.E. (Carrier 207). Typically, the character of Rama is seen as the hero and the character of Sita is seen as the hero's wife.  In this essay, I will compare Sita's journey of capture and inner growth with the "save the kingdom" journey of Rama, show how the two correlate, and eventually connect in the influential chastity scene. I will also prove that Sita is the "hidden hero" of this epic even though she is seen as taking a secondary role to Rama and show how this reflects women's secondary roles in society today....   [tags: Ramayana Essays]
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Colonialism In Three Texts - This essay will be about a comparative study of the representation of colonialism as a positive or negative force. The texts that are being used are my core text ‘Heart of Darkness’ by Joseph Conrad and ‘Collected Poems’ by Rudyard Kipling. The partner text will be ‘Swami and Friends’ by R. K. Narayan. ‘Heart of Darkness’ by Joseph Conrad was written in 1902 at the turn of the century. It is a novella and published in 3 parts in the Blackwood’s Magazine. It is regarded as a significant work of English literature and is part of the Western Cannon....   [tags: Literary Themes]
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The Subtle Art of Feminism - ... By juxtaposing these two very different situations, Sidhwa allows the readers to draw their own conclusions about the inequality between the sexes. In opposition to this feminist viewpoint of the novel, there is criticism that the story presents the women and widows of India as completely desperate and weak victims. An article from The Seven Oaks states, “Clearly the women of the ashram are represented as meek lambs who, due to the backward nature of Hindu tradition, are forced to lead impoverished, secluded and miserable lives…The theme is simple: these women are incredibly vulnerable and hopeless” (Arora)....   [tags: Film Analysis India]
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Indian writing in English - Indian writing in English Raja Rammohan Ray was the first Indian to effectively express himself in black and white through English though he was initiated to the language when he was in his teens. Thereafter Vivekananda showed his perfect masterly over the language through his evocative prose, which made the west sit up and take notice of the greatness of Hinduism. Tagore also had written some poems in English. However, there is no denying the fact that Indian writings in English were extremely few far between....   [tags: essays research papers] 1364 words
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Geography of Poverty - ... Furthermore, they argue that the affluent and the non-affluent have become more segregated geographically. Wilson ties these areas of concentrated poverty to high levels of joblessness, social disorganization and crime. Some researchers have posited that areas where the poor are concentrated, and where disorganization and decay are evident, come to embody characteristics that encourage poverty among their residents. Neighborhoods have been examined both as social networks where geographical proximity creates interpersonal ties and as geographical areas in which elements of human capital such as income and education can be measured, and finally as ecologies where the presence of resources, such as health care providers and schools and the presence of challenges such as crime can be quantified....   [tags: Poverty]
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religion in world lit - Religion plays a huge part in Stephen Dedalus’s as well as many other peoples lives around the world. To fully understand how much religion effected Stephen, one must have a concept of the setting of the novel. Stephen grew up in Ireland when the country was going through religious turmoil, political hardships and suffering financial. The two major religions in Ireland are Catholic and Protestant. Though out Ireland’s history the two have been basically at war with one another. This period in time is right before Ireland’s war for independents....   [tags: essays research papers] 976 words
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The Ramayana Essay - The Ramayana Essay The Ramayana by R.K. Narayan's is an epic story that provides insights into many aspects of Indian culture and still today influences the politics, religion and art of modern India. He based his novel on a poem from one of India's great Sanskrit epics also called "Ramayana." He revived this ancient story and condensed it and set in modern times. This is story of adventure and friendship as well as a story of psychological insight, spiritual meaning and of wisdom. R.K. Narayan does an excellent job of portraying all these aspects throughout his novel....   [tags: India Book Review] 1477 words
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Response to A God Of Small Things - Response to A God Of Small Things One of the main themes in Arundhati Roy's A God Of Small Things is discrimination in the caste system. Roy tells the story of the hardships faced by the Untouchables, the lowest caste in the caste system. Technically, the Untouchables are not even in the caste system because to put them in the same system as the other four castes would be offensive to the rest of them. Another theme in this novel is forbidden love. These two themes, discrimination in the caste system and forbidden love, come together when Mammachi sneaks across the river "to love by night the man her children love by day", to meet Velutha....   [tags: Literature Response] 1134 words
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Global Health and Diabetes - ... dollars annually. This cost seems to be spiraling out of control, but with the growing epidemic of diabetes, news that diabetes is preventable is worth celebrating. In 2002, the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) documented that diabetes was preventable. Patients with pre-diabetes were placed in intensive lifestyle interventions in which they lost 7-10% of their body weight, reduced fat and caloric intake, and increased fruit and vegetable consumption (Molitch, Fujimoto, Hamman, & Williams, 2003)....   [tags: Health & Wellness]
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Gandhi's Leadership - ... He referred to castes as “anti-national” in the way the “bring about separation in social life” and because “they generate jealousy and antipathy between caste and caste... fraternity can be a fact only when there is a nation” (Hay, 341). Consequently, the debate was not a question of whether villages are good or bad, but a dispute of Gandhi’s conviction that they are inherently virtuous. On the other hand, E. M. S. Namboodiripad - a Marxist-Leninist - challenged Gandhi for a different reason....   [tags: Religion, Hindus and Muslims, Communalism] 2436 words
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Closing and Reopening of the American Theatres - England was split into two worlds during Elizabeth's reign. There was the world of Whitehall (The Court) and the world of the country. The country saw the establishment of the Puritan tradition. The Puritans were essentially anti-culture and were considered enemies of art and popular culture, the Puritans believed in piety, austerity and sobriety not only in dressing but also in manners. Thus they were driving people weary and making them long for a change and seek entertainment and pleasure. <b>The stage and the drama</b> Elizabethan reign saw a sudden rise in the standards of the drama....   [tags: American Literature] 340 words
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Growing Up: The most Meaningful Lesson - Growing Up: The most Meaningful Lesson As I was growing up, I was constantly taught how I should treat others as well as how I should present myself. It was difficult for me to comprehend the importance of these concepts, but I always knew that obtaining these types of qualities was going to lead to pleasing my parents. It was later on in my life that I understood that these aspects were known as virtues. Virtues are valuable qualities of life to which everyone should aspire in order to live a more rewarding and joyful life....   [tags: Virtue Upbringing Virtues Paper]
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Translating for Social Change - Translating for Social Change Frequently in "Feminist Political and Social Thought" taught at SUNY Albany, by Dr. J. Hobson, I found myself simultaneously inspired and frustrated by the theory we were assigned to read. Authors such as bell hooks, Uma Narayan, Ann Russo, Kimberly Crenshaw, Andy Smith, John Stoltenberg, and Judy Baca did such wonderful jobs of pointing out the problems of perspective that stymie the feminist movement from achieving its goal to facilitate the bonding of the oppressed across differences, in order to overcome all oppressions....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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A passage to india - E.M. Forster's A Passage to India concerns the relations between the English and the native population of India during the colonial period in which Britain ruled India. The novel takes place primarily in Chandrapore, a city along the Ganges River notable only for the nearby Marabar caves. The main character of the novel is Dr. Aziz, a Moslem doctor in Chandrapore and widower. After he is summoned to the Civil Surgeon's home only to be promptly ignored, Aziz visits a local Islamic temple where he meets Mrs....   [tags: essays research papers] 1681 words
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Mahatma Gandhi and Indian Cinema - Mahatma Gandhi and Indian Cinema Mahatma Gandhi was a multi-faceted man, one whose writings spanned every subject under the sun, including: agriculture, education, science, sanitation, economics, literature, industry, women, children, health, family planning, religion, and, of course, politics. Many were surprised to learn of his prolific writing, and were astounded to hear that he had probably written more than anyone else in history (his collected works run to over 100 volumes, several hundred pages each)....   [tags: India Films Movie Production Essays] 5329 words
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The Dark Room - The Book: Name: The Dark Room Author: R. K. Narayan Number of Pages: 214 Publisher: University of Chicago Press Date of Publication: January 1981 Classification: Fiction Summary: In the quiet town of Malgudi, in the 1930's, there lived Savitri and her husband, Ramani. They lived with their three children, Babu, Kamala, and Sumati. Savitri was raised with certain traditional values that came into internal conflict when she took Ramani, a modern executive, as her husband....   [tags: essays research papers] 799 words
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Geospatial Technologies - ... As a result, a new GIS learner might find it difficult to follow. Readers are introduced to the concept of GIS in Chapter 1. In the very first sentence, ‘GIS’ is expanded as geographical information science, but the definition provided there in was for geographical information systems. Elsewhere in the book, geographical information science is abbreviated as ‘GISc’. GIS jargons are used extensively in the introductory chapter presuming the reader’s familiarity with them. While the introduction is quite disappointing, fortunately, the other chapters are much better in their contents and structure....   [tags: Literature Review ] 1131 words
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Impact of Earnings Management on Firms Profitability in Pakistan - ... Accounting Values versus Market Values and Earnings Management in Banks. Aharon Meir Center for Banking. Daniel Smith (1976). The effect of the separation of ownership from control on accounting policy Decisions. The Accounting Review. Das, S. and H. Zhang, 2003. Rounding-up in reported EPS, behavioral thresholds, and earnings management. Journal of Accounting and Economics, 35. 31-50. Dechow, P. and D. Skinner, 2000. Earnings Management: Reconciling the views of accounting academics, practitioners, and regulators....   [tags: Business Management]
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Chinese Gendercide - ... In a larger sense, it will lower the efficiency of the economy. Second, according to the models in text book, it will cause a general decrease in male labor participation. The surplus labor supply of men would not fully fit the shortage gap of females, because the male labor is not the perfect substitutes for female labor. This difference appealed in the graph that the males have a different budget constrains comparing to female. Third., there is a growing agreement that the increasing gap in sex birth rate will relay a lot of potential social problems, including the confusing ethical relations, the infections of HIVs and venereal diseases and the problem of social welfare, especially for retired people....   [tags: Gender ]
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Character Analysis: Ponni - ... Ponni expresses her views, opinions and ways clear-cut. Her opinion about men, husbands in specific, is mentioned earlier on when she is introduced. Ponni soon comes off as the invulnerable one. As Ponni talks about what she would do if her husband, Mari, was to cheat on her, the reader realizes that she is the dominant one in the marriage. She is completely conscious that Mari somewhat fears her. Also, Ponni is very sure of herself, and she is aware that she is the one in charge. This is seen because she is not affected by the setting....   [tags: Character Analysis ] 1104 words
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21st mainstream Hindi fiction film and advertising - ... The urban elite lifestyle of post-liberation India is thus predicated on the desire for wealth. This consumer purchases luxury goods and entertainment through an impulse rather than out of necessity for survival. This behavior, displayed in music videos, film songs, and advertisements “celebrates an ethos of happy cordiality between generations and between East and West” (Juluri 2002: 372). Consumers of desire help unify the world of the urban elite through their modern practices of consumption beyond necessity....   [tags: Marketing, Sexual Appeal] 2338 words
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Trade Liberalization and Economic Growth in Iranian Economy - ... This can have a one-off effect on the steady-state level of output (which can be positive or negative depending on how savings and capital accumulation are affected by trade policy), but not on the rate of growth (Mattoo et al., 2001). However, according to the Endogenous Growth model and Standard Partial Equilibrium trade theory, trade liberalization can play an important role in boosting exports hence GDP growth through technology transfers (Goldar & Kumari, 2003; Gordon, 2000, pp. 158–159, 306; Husted & Melvin, 2001, p....   [tags: Globalization, Growth] 2510 words
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