ISSN 2394-5125

    Portrayal of Women in the Selected Fiction of R. K. Narayanan: An Analytical Study (2019)

    JCR. 2019: 334-342


    This analytical study examines the portrayal of women in the selected fiction of R.K. Narayan, one of India's most prominent and celebrated authors. Through a detailed analysis of his works, including 'Swami and Friends,' 'The Bachelor of Arts,' and 'The Guide,' the study explores the ways in which female protagonists are depicted and how their experiences and perspectives shape the themes and narratives of his fiction. The study draws on feminist literary theory to critically evaluate the representation of women within the texts, and to identify the ways in which gender roles and power dynamics are constructed and challenged in his work. The findings of the study reveal that the texts’ portrayal of women is complex and nuanced, reflecting both the constraints and possibilities of women's lives in India during the mid-twentieth century. The study contributes to a deeper understanding of the author’s fiction and the social and cultural context in which it was produced, and highlights the importance of exploring gender and representation in literature.


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    Volume 6 Issue-2