Overview for R.K. Narayan: Myths and Archetypes in His Novels
This book attempts to study gods and godmen in R.K. Narayan's novels as they make an indispensable part of the Malgudi milieu. A writer like him, who is so much committed to phrase Indian culture into English language, cannot miss them in his writings. Mythical gods and goddesses and archetypal figures have been studied into two separate chapters. An attempt has also been made to study beliefs and superstitions as they make an indispensable part of a society where all acts are performed at the instance of gods and godmen who are treated with all reverence, nay, at par with God Himself. Godmen have been given a separate treatment in one chapter. Narayan often looks at them with an Indian's eye, their positive role in our society.
Ashok Kumar Jha (Author)
Ashiok Kumar Jha (b. 1953) has been educated from Patna University and JNU, New Delhi. He has completed his M.Phil degree in Population Studies from the Center for the Study of Regional Director in 1981 and at present he is teaching in Department of Geography, SNSRKS college Saharsa, a constituent unit of B.N. Mandal University, Laloo Nagar, Madhepura (Bihar). His academic background marked with excellence and has completed a number of national and international research projects. He has to his credit more than one dozen papers.