Portrayal of Traditional Indian Womanhood in R.K. Narayan’s The Dark Room

  • Jeeva C PG & Research Department of English, Sri Vidya Mandir Arts and Science College, Katteri, Uthangarai, 636902, TN.
  • Velumani P PG & Research Department of English, Sri Vidya Mandir Arts and Science College, Katteri, Uthangarai, 636902, TN
Keywords: Indianness, fictio, Vedanta

Abstract

The Indo-Anglican literature is different from the Anglo-Indian literature. The former is the genre written and created by the Indians through the English language; the latter is written by the Englishmen on themes and subjects related to India. The Indo-Anglican fiction owes its origin to the translations of various fictional works from the Indian languages into English, notably from Bengali into English. The Indo-Anglican writers of fiction write with an eye and hope on the western readers. This influenced their choice of the subject matter. In Indo-Anglican novels there are Sadhus, Fakirs, Caves, Temples, Vedanta, Gandhi, Rajahs and Nawabs, etc. to are to show the interest of western audience. They represent essentially the western idea of India. But at the same time there are elements of Indianness, Nationalism and Patriotism, glorification of India’s past and sympathy for the teeming millions of the country.

Published
2015-10-30