Raja Rao's Inimitable Style and Art of Fiction
- The Quality of Presence. Lehmann, W. P. // World Literature Today;Fall88, Vol. 62 Issue 4, p578
Discusses the quality of presence in the novels written by Indian writer Raja Rao.
- Toward Expanding the English Canon: Raja Rao's 1938 Credo for Creativity. Kachru, Braj B. // World Literature Today;Fall88, Vol. 62 Issue 4, p582
Discusses the 1938 credo for creativity in English of Indian writer Raja Rao. Barriers in understanding Rao's creativity in English; Explanation of how Rao expanded the stylistic range of English so that the tempo of Indian life be infused into English expression; Discussion on the acculturation...
- Encomium for Raja Rao. Thumboo, Edwin // World Literature Today;Fall88, Vol. 62 Issue 4, p530
Provides information on the life, career and achievements of Indian writer Raja Rao. Analysis of several novels and short stories written by Rao; Implication of Rao's choice of English as his linguistic medium on his writing style; Depiction of the meaning of India according to Rao.
- On The Serpent and the Rope. Raine, Kathleen // World Literature Today;Fall88, Vol. 62 Issue 4, p603
Reviews the book "The Serpent and the Rope," by Raja Rao.
- Communal Tensions: Homosexuality in Raj Rao's The Boyfriend. Ross, Oliver // Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities;2014, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p108
A literary criticism of the book "The Boyfriend" by Raj Rao is presented. It examines the alignment of homosexuality with debates on religious comunalism and nationhood. It outlines the manner by which Rao presents social determinism in a pessimistic tone. It provides a brief overview of the...
- Questing Self: The Four Voices in The Serpent and the Rope. Dissanayake, Wimal // World Literature Today;Fall88, Vol. 62 Issue 4, p598
Examines a theme central to the impact of the novel "The Serpent and the Rope," in relation to the questing self it incarnates and the four voices that impinge on that self. Discussion on the biography of Indian writer Raja Rao as it relates to the substances of the novel; analysis of the...
- Raja Rao's Comrade Kirillov: Marxism and Vedanta. Westbrook, Perry D. // World Literature Today;Fall88, Vol. 62 Issue 4, p618
Reviews the book "Comrade Kirillov," by Raja Rao.
- 'FLESHING THE BONES': CONDUCTING INTER-FAITH DIALOGUE IN FICTION. Frost, Christine Mangala // Literature & Theology;Sep1996, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p216
An essay is presented which offers a comparative critique of inter-faith dialogue in two Indian novels, Raja Rao's "The Serpent and the Rope" and "The Firewalkers." These novels offer contrasting responses on cultural and religious traditions. Also highlighted are the themes of these novels as...
- The Chessmaster and His Moves: The Novel as Metaphysics. Parthasarathy, R. // World Literature Today;Fall88, Vol. 62 Issue 4, p561
Reviews the book "The Chessmaster and His Moves," by Raja Rao.