Raja Rao was an internationally renowned novelist and he was among the first major Indian writers. He used the English language into conveying the distinctive measures of his native country. He left this world on July 8 at his home in Austin, Tex. That time he was at the age of 97. At his death, Raja Rao was emeritus professor of philosophy at the University of Texas placed in Austin. He was teaching there from past 40 years. Raja Rao and contemporary writer R. K. Narayanan commandeered the language of the colonizer to represent the experience of the colonized. And this happened well before India's independence from Britain in 1947. These writers formed the English literature of 20th-century in India by evoking the sights, sounds, pleasures and hardships of Indian village life. He was perhaps the most brilliant and certainly the most interesting writer of modern India. one of his novels explores the turbulence in a South Indian village caused by the arrival of a Gandhi-like figure who preaches nonviolent resistance to British rule. Raja Rao started writing at the age of just 21 and his first book 'Kanthapura' released only years later. The book accordingly reveals his characteristic style, lyrical, fluid, and colloquial style that helps the writer to be settled in life.
Raja Rao writes beautifully in 'On the Ganga Ghat'. His words show different dimensions accompanied by a shift in meaning that may possibly lead a reader to go beyond them. The stories in this book are very structured. The persons and places here are not true but are real. On The Ganga Ghat the authors explores the play of life as it unfolds in Benares. Benaras is called as the holy city of India. It's a collection of eleven delightful short stories, comic and irreverent, which are sure to keep the readers spellbound.
Being published by the South Asia Books 'On the Ganga Ghat' by Raja Rao gives another example of his simple write-up capability.
'On the Ganga Ghat' by Raja Rao has been acclaimed for simplicity and beauty of subject matter and language. The write-up is so interesting that it can easily draw attention of any reader. This is a unique creation of Raja Rao and worth reading for the readers of all ages.
(Last Updated on : 10-10-2012)
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