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2. R. K NARAYAN{10 OCTOBER 1906 13 MAY 2001}2 3. R. K NARAYANBORN CHENNAI, TAMILNADUOCCUPATION WRITERGENRE FICTION,MYTHOLOGY,NON-FICTIONNOTABLE AWARDS PADMA BHUSHAN ,SAHITYAACADEMY AWARD, AC BENSONMEDAL3 4. R. K NARAYAN Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Narayanaswami, an indianenglish writer was one of the leading figures of the Indianliterature in english. He was awarded the sahitya academy award for the book TheGuide ,which was adapted for film and for broadway. His first four works include : THE BACHELOR OF ARTS SWAMI AND FRIENDS THE FINANCIAL EXPERT THE ENGLISH TEACHER4 5. FAMILY AND CHILDHOOD Born in madras presidency ,British India. His father was a headmaster. His youngest brother R.K Laxman,was a famous Indiancartoonist ,illustrator and humorist.5 6. LITERARY WORKS His first published work was a book review of Development ofMaritime Laws of 17th-Century England. In 1930, Narayan wrote his first novel, Swami and Friends. Narayan became a reporter for a Madras based papercalled The Justice, dedicated to the rights of non-Brahmins. His first collection of short stories, Malgudi days, waspublished in November 1942, followed by The EnglishTeacher in 1945.6 7. AWARDS AND HONOURS His first major award was in 1958, the Sahitya AkademiAwardfor The Guide. In 1964, he received the Padma Bushan during the Republicday honours . In 1980, he was awarded the AC Benson Award by the RoyalSociety Of British (British). In 1982 he was elected an honorary member of the AmericanAcademy Of Arts And Letters. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize In Literature .7 8. AWARDS AND HONOURS Honorary doctorates by the University ofLeeds (1967), the University Of Mysore (1976) and DelhiUniversity (1973). Narayan was nominated to the upper house of the IndiaParliament for a six-year term starting in 1989. In 2001, he was awarded India's second-highest civilianhonour, the Padma Vibushan.8 9. LIST OF WORKS Novels Swami and Friends (1935) The Dark Room (1938) The English Teacher (1945) Mr. Sampath (1948) The Financial Expert (1952) Waiting for the Mahatma (1955)9 10. LIST OF WORKS The Guide (1958) The Man-Eater of Malgudi (1961) The Vendor of Sweets (1967) The Painter of Signs (1977) A Tiger for Malgudi (1983) Talkative Man (1986)10Novels 11. LIST OF WORKS Non-fiction Next Sunday (1960) My Dateless Diary (1960) My Days (1974) Reluctant Guru (1974)11 12. LIST OF WORKS Short story collections Malgudi Days (1942) An Astrologer's Day and Other Stories (1947) Lawley Road and Other Stories (1956) A Horse and Two Goats (1970)12 13. 13R. K NARAYANQUOTES 14. RABINDRANATH TAGORE{7TH MAY1861- 7TH AUGUST1941}14 15. RABINDRANATH TAGOREBORN CALCUTTA, BENGAL PRESIDENCY,BRITISH INDIAOCCUPATION POET, SHORT STORY WRITER,NOVELIST,SONG COMPOSER,PLAYWRITER,ESSAYIST,PAINTERNOTABLE WORKS GITANJALI ,GORA,AMAR SHONABANGLA,RABINDRA SANGEET ,JANA GANAMANANOTABLE AWARDS NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE,193315 16. FAMILY AND CHILDHOOD Rabindranath Tagore was a Bengalipolymath whoreshaped Bengali literature and music in the late 19th andearly 20th centuries.H e was the first non-European to win the Nobel Prizein Literature in 1913. Tagore's major plays are: Raja (1910) Dakghar (1912) Achalayatan (1912) Muktadhara (1922) Raktakaravi (1926)16 17. FAMILY AND CHILDHOOD Born in Culcutta,Bengal Presidency,British India. He was the youngest son of Debendranath Tagore, a leader ofthe Brahmo Samaj. He was educated at home and completed his formal schoolingat England.17 18. LITERARY WORKS His major poems are Manasi (1890), SonarTari (1894), Gitanjali (1910) ,Gitimalya (1914),and Balaka (1916). The English renderings of his poetry, which include TheGardener (1913), Fruit-Gathering (1916), and TheFugitive (1921) He is the author a many novels, like Gora (1910), Ghare-Baire(1916) ,and Yogayog (1929). Tagore's major plays are Raja (1910),Dakghar(1912),Achalayatan(1912), Muktadhara (1922) andRaktakaravi (1926).18 19. LITERARY WORKS Rabindranath Tagore was the co-founder of Dartington HallSchool in Japan.On 7th May 1961a Stamp released in the name ofRabindranath Tagore. Rabindranath Tagore won Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913.19 20. LIST OF WORKS Poetry Bhnusiha hkurer Paval (11888844)) Manasi (11889900)) Sonar Tari (11889944)) Gitanjali (11991100 ))20 21. LIST OF WORKS NNaattiioonnaall AAnntthheemm JJaannaa GGaannaa MMaannaa((IInnddiiaa))21 22. LIST OF WORKS Novels and Short Stories Sacrifice (1927) Milan (1947) Kabuliwala (1961) Uphaar (1971)22 23. LIST OF WORKS Dramas Valmiki-Pratibha1881 Visarjan1890 Raja1910 DakGhar1912 Achalayatan191223 24. FEW VERSES FROM HISThe time that my journey takes islong and the way of it long.I came out on the chariot of the firstgleam of light, and pursued myvoyage through the wildernessesof worlds leaving my track on manya star and planet.It is the most distant course thatcomes nearest to thyself, and thattraining is the most intricate whichleads to the utter simplicity of atune.The traveller has to knock at everyalien door to come to his own, andone has to wander through all theouter worlds to reach theinnermost shrine at the end.My eyes strayed far and widebefore I shut them and said 'Hereart thou!'The question and the cry 'Oh,where?' melt into tears of athousand streams and deluge theworld with the flood of theassurance 'I am! Song XII, Gitanjali, 1913.Amar e gan chheechhe tar shkol longkarTomar kachhe rakhe ni ar shajer hongkarlongkar je majhe pe milnete aal kre,Tomar ktha hake je tar mukhro jhngkar.Tomar kachhe khae na mor kobir grbo kra,Mhakobi, tomar paee dite chai je dhra.Jibon loe jton kori jodi shrol bshi goi,Apon shure dibe bhori skol chhidro tar.-Song VII of GitanjaliWORKS24 25. VIKRAM SETH{Born on June 20, 1952 }25 26. VIKRAM SETHBORN 20 JUNE 1952 (AGE 62)KOLKATA, INDIAOCCUPATION NOVELIST, POETGENRE NOVELS, POETRY, LIBRETTO, TRAVELWRITING, CHILDREN'S LITERATURE,BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIRNOTABLE AWARDS A SUITABLE BOYTHE GOLDEN GATEAN EQUAL MUSICA SUITABLE GIRL26 27. VIKRAM SETH Vikram Seth (born on 20 June 1952) is an Indian novelist andpoet. He has written several novels and poetry books. He hasreceived several awards including Padma Shri, PravasiBharatiya Samman, WH Smith Literary Award and CrosswordBook Award. Seth's collections of poetry such as "Mappings"and "Beastly tales", are notable contributions to the IndianEnglish language poetry Canon.27 28. FAMILY AND CHILDHOOD Seth was born to Leila and Prem Seth in Calcutta (nowKolkata). His family lived in many cities including the BataShoe Company town of Batanagar amal, Patna, near Danapurand London. His father was an executive with the Bata India Limited shoecompany who migrated to post-Partition India from WestPunjab in Pakistan. His mother, Leila was the first woman judge on the DelhiHigh Court as well as the first woman to become ChiefJustice of a state High Court, at Simla.28 29. FAMILY AND CHILDHOOD His younger brother, Shantum, leads Buddhist meditationaltours. His younger sister, Aradhana, is a film-maker married to anAustrian diplomat, and has worked on Deepa Mehta's moviesEarth and Fire.29 30. FAMILY AND CHILDHOOD Seth spent part of his youth in London but returned to hishomeland in 1957. After receiving primary and commencing secondaryeducation at the Doon School in Dehradun in India, Sethreturned to England to Tonbridge School. From there, Sethstudied philosophy, politics, and economics at Corpus ChristiCollege, Oxford, where he developed an interest in poetry andlearned Chinese. After leaving Oxford, Seth moved to California to work on agraduate degree in economics at Stanford University.30 31. LITERARY WORKS Travel writing: From Heaven Lake: Travels ThroughSinkiang and TibetHis travel book From Heaven Lake: Travels Through Sinkiangand Tibet (1983) was his first popular success and won theThomas Cook Travel Book Award. It offers insight to Seth asa person, who is candid about the reality and effect of livingabroad though not in particular of being in diaspora atheme which arises in his poetry but nowhere in his fiction:31 32. "Increasingly of late, and particularly when I drink, I find mythoughts drawn into the past rather than impelled into thefuture. I recall drinking sherry in California and dreaming ofmy earlier student days in England, where I ate dalmoth anddreamed of Delhi. What is the purpose, I wonder, of all thisrestlessness? I sometimes seem to myself to wander around theworld merely accumulating material for future nostalgias."(p.35)32LITERARY WORKS 33. PoetrySeth has published five volumes of poetry. His first, Mappings(1980), was originally privately published; it attracted littleattention and indeed Philip Larkin, to whom he sent it forcomment, referred to it scornfully among his intimates, thoughhe offered Seth encouragement.In 2009 Seth contributed four poems to Oxfam which are usedas introductions to each of the four collections of UK storieswhich form Oxfam's 'Ox-Tales' book project.33LITERARY WORKS 34. The "novel in verse": The Golden Gate (Hybrid)The first of his novels, "The Golden Gate" (1986) is a novel inverse about the lives of a number of young professionals in SanFrancisco. The novel is written entirely in Onegin stanzas afterthe style Aleksandr Pushkin's Eugene Onegin. Seth hadencountered Charles Johnston's 1977 translation of it in aStanford second-hand bookstore and it changed the direction ofhis career, shifting his focus from academic to literary work.The novel contains a strong element of affectionate satire, aswith his subsequent novel, A Suitable Boy.34LITERARY WORKS 35. "The Golden Gate, an opera in two acts with music by ConradCummings and libretto from the novel-in-verse by VikramSeth adapted by the composer" is currently (2010) indevelopment by LivelyWorks and American Opera Projectsand receives a staged workshop production at the Rose Studioat Lincoln Center in New York City in January 2010.35LITERARY WORKS 36. LIST OF WORKSNovels The Golden Gate (1986