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Indian writer in English

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Rasipuram Krishnaswami Ayyar Narayanaswami, is well known for his novels based on the fictional town of Malgudi. He was also the elder brother of famous Indian cartoonist RK Laxman.

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Date of BirthOctober 10, 1906
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 You become writer by writing. It is a yoga. 
— R. K. Narayan
 I have made a habit of collecting Golden Thoughts, and I have arranged them alphabetically. I wish to bring them out in book form and distribute them to schoolchildren, free of cost. That is how I want to serve our country. 
— R. K. Narayan
 There was a prowler last night, so they say. We saw pug-marks on the sand and sheep were bleating as if they had gone mad. 
— R. K. Narayan
 This education has reduced us to a nation of morons; we were strangers to our own culture and camp followers of another culture, feeding on leavings and garbage... What about our own roots?... I am up against the system, the whole method and approach of a system of education which makes us morons, cultural morons, but efficient clerks for all your business and administration offices. 
— R. K. Narayan

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