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R(asipuram) K(rishnaswamy) Narayan

Narayan, R(asipuram) K(rishnaswamy) (1906– ), Indian novelist writing in English who created the fictitious town of Malgudi in a series of novels that dealt with the ironies of daily life in contemporary India. These include The Bachelor of Arts (1937), The Financial Expert (1952), The Vendor of Sweets (1967), The Painter of Signs (1977), A Tiger for Malgudi (1983), The World of”Nagaraj (1990), and The Grandmother's Tale and other Stories (1993).

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