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Reena Rajput

Dr. Kiran Mani Tripathi


The literary and social significance of R.K. Narayan's famous work "Malgudi Days" is investigated in this research. Through an examination of selected tales, many significant themes emerge, such as the tension between tradition and modernization, the value of family and community, the aspiration for upward social mobility, the intricacy of religious beliefs, and Narayan's deft use of satire and irony. These topics provide for a comprehensive analysis of Indian life in the early 20th century. The social structure's complexities and tensions are also brought to light. The research concludes that the ever-present tension between modernity and tradition in India may be better understood via Narayan's humorous and nuanced depictions of Indian customs. The findings emphasize the need of thoroughly studying cultural and social norms, as has been done in previous research on Narayan's impact on Indian writing. The purpose of this research is to bring attention to the enduring social and cultural relevance of "Malgudi Days," shedding light on Narayan's literary brilliance and the implications this has for understanding the intricate web of Indian culture and society.


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