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In his autobiography, My Days, R.K. Narayan says that he picked out this particular spot to build a house because of the Frangipani tree that was in full bloom at the edge of the plot. He describes his study as ‘a bay room with eight windows that affords me a view in every direction: the Chamundi Hill temple on the south, a variety of spires, turrets and domes on the east, sheep and cows grazing in the meadows on all sides and railway tracks cutting across the east-west slope.’ R.K. Narayan spent 38 years of his life, between 1950s to the 1990s, in his house in Mysuru, while India changed rapidly outside. His stay in Mysuru was seminal in him authoring some of his most important works, which included two novels and several short stories. Known to be a recluse, Narayan enjoyed walking around the streets of Mysuru and interacting with the common man. It is said that that’s where he found inspiration for the characters of his novels.
Join us on this walk to know more about the life and times of the author who put Indian writing in English on the world map.