Myth Connections: The Use Of Hindu Myths And Philosophies In R. K. Narayan And Raja Rao Chitra Sankaran

ISBN: 9783039113224

Published: July 26th 2007

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Myth Connections: The Use Of Hindu Myths And Philosophies In R. K. Narayan And Raja Rao  by  Chitra Sankaran

Myth Connections: The Use Of Hindu Myths And Philosophies In R. K. Narayan And Raja Rao by Chitra Sankaran
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This book is a comparative study of four novels respectively of Raja Rao and R.K. Narayan, Sourcing original works in Sanksrit and Tamil, this study attempts to tease out the similarities in themes and the common concern with traditional Hindu motifsMoreThis book is a comparative study of four novels respectively of Raja Rao and R.K. Narayan, Sourcing original works in Sanksrit and Tamil, this study attempts to tease out the similarities in themes and the common concern with traditional Hindu motifs and patterns that underlie these narratives, to reveal these authors engagement with various aspects of Hinduism, from the ontological quest at its centre to the more contentious caste system.

The novels examined are Raja Raos Kanthapura, The Serpent and the Rope, The Cat and Shakespeare and The Chessmaster and His Moves and R. K. Narayans The Man-Eater of Malgudi, Mr Sampath, The Guide and The Painter of Signs. In the study, the terms mythology and philosophies include not just the legends and stories of the ancient texts and the associated philosophies, but a whole corpus of social attitudes these generate.



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