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date: 18 September 2019

Narayanswami, Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer [pseud. R. K. Narayan]locked

(1906–2001)
  • Andrew Robinson

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Narayanswami, Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer [pseud. R. K. Narayan] (1906–2001), author, was born in Madras, India, on 10 October 1906, the third of eight children of Brahmin parents, R. V. Krishnaswami Iyer, schoolteacher, and his wife, Gnanambal. His formative years were spent not so much with his parents and siblings as in the house of his maternal grandmother in ...

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