Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Raja Rao wiki, biography,kanthapura summary,famous novel,  early life, education, childhood, family, wife ,awards, achievement,Facts.

Of all the Indian English writer K.Raja Rao with Mulk Raj Anand and  R. K. Narayan, is considered as one of the most important and famous twentieth century Indo-English writer. Basically, Raja Rao used to write English language novels and short stories.He is known and loved all over the India as well as in abroad  for his novels and short stories .The  first and most famous novel  of the Raja Rao is Kanthapura it was written in France ,this novel gives the realistic account of the Gandhian freedom struggle.other famous novels of Raja Rao are - " The serpent and The rope" and  "The cat and Shakespeare". Raja Rao is the pride of India,though he is better known and appreciated abroad than in India.Today in this post we will discuss about

 Shri K Raja Rao wiki, biography,kanthapura summary,famous novel,  early life, education, childhood, family, wife , achievement,short Information .

SHORT INFORMATION ABOUT K. RAJA RAO

Raja Rao is the Indo-Anglian writer and we must say he has contributed a lot in Indo-Anglian Literature by his novels and short stories.if you are not familiar with this term let me make you understand  The term "Indo-Anglian" is used to denote original literary creation in the English language by indians.This Indo-Anglian Literature is to be distinguished from 'Anglo-indian Literature.

Raja Rao wiki, biography,kanthapura summary,famous novel,  early life, education, childhood, family, wife , achievement,Facts.
Raja Rao

                 Shri K Raja Rao Biography


K.Raja Rao (8 November 1908 – 8 July 2006) was an Indian writer of English-language novels and short stories,comes of a very old south Indian Brahmin family.He was born in 8 november 1908 in the village of Hassana,In Mysore.

Quick facts About Shri K Raja Rao

 RAJA RAO DATE OF BIRTH .

8 november 1908 in the village of Hassana,In Mysore.(now in Karnataka)

 RAJA RAO YEAR OF DEATH

8 JULY 2006,Austin,Texas,United states (aged 97)

RAJA RAO FULL NAME

K.Raja Rao

FAMILY
H.V. Krishnaswamy(Father)
Gauramma (Mother)

SIBLINGS
Rao was the eldest of 9 siblings having 7 sister and a brother named Yogeshwara Ananda.

SPOUSE
First Wife, in 1931 Rao married to Camille Mouly who was a  professor (who taught French at Montpellier).
Second Wife,in 1965 he was again married  to Katherine Jones ,an American stage actress They had one son, named Christopher Rama.
THIRD wife,Susan Vaught

OCCUPATION
Writer , professor

LANGUAGE
English, French,Kannada

GENRE
Novel,short story,essay

NOTABLE WORKS
Kanthapura,The serpent and The Rope.

AWARDS
Sahitya Akademi awards(1964)
Padma Bhushan (1969)
Padma vibhusan (2007)

           FAMILY | EDUCATION OF K RAJA RAO


Raja Rao Born in 1909 in the village of Hassanna,Mysore was eldest son of H.V. Krishnaswamy  a professor of Nizam college and His mother, Gauramma, was a housewife she died when Raja Rao was 4 years old. Rao was the eldest of 9 siblings having a seven sisters and brother.when Rao was only four years old he lost his mother which left a lasting impression upon him.

Raja Rao received his early education in a Muslim school the Madarsa-e-Aliya in Hyderabad.After having matriculated from Hyderabad in 1927,he went over to  Nizam's College for his higher education.He was awarded government scholarship by the Hyderabad university and on this scholarship,he went to France to continue his study of French literature there.First ,he studied at the university of Montpellier,and then worked for the Doctorate degree at the university of Sorbonne under the supervision of such an eminent scholar as Prof.Cazamian ,a name familiar to all students of English literature.

      LATER LIFE AND LITERARY CARRIER


Rao lived in France from 1928-1939.After returning from France ,He participated in quit India movement of 1942.Rao's involvement in the nationalist movement is reflected in his first two books.The book Kanthapura gives the realistic account of the Gandhian freedom struggle.This is artistically the best of his novels . E.M Forster has praised it as "the finest novel to come out of India".
He also visited united states in the year 1950 for the first time and was fascinated by American culture and life .Their he worked as a visiting philosopher ,lecturing at various American Universities and expounding Hindu philosophy to American students.from 1966-1986 he was a Professor of Philosophy at the university of Texas at Austin.

  WIFE AND CHILDREN OF RAJA RAO

In 1931 Rao was married to Camille Mouly,who was a  professor (who taught French at Montpellier) unfortunately the marriage lasted until 1939 Later he depicted the breakdown of their marriage in The Serpent and the Rope.
Second wife ,His first marriage was dissoluted and was again married in 1965 to Katherine Jones ,an American stage actress They had one son, Christopher Rama. In 1986, again his marriage was dissoluted after his divorce from Katherine, Rao married his third wife, Susan Vaught, whom he met when she was a student at the University of Texas in the 1970s.

Raja Rao wiki, biography,kanthapura summary,famous novel,  early life, education, childhood, family, wife , achievement,Facts.

SIMILAR POST 


       NOTABLE WORKS OF RAJA RAO

  FICTION | NOVELS OF SHRI K RAJA RAO

This Includes-
•KANTHAPURA ,1938
This is first and famous novel of Raja Rao ,it is a vivid ,graphic,and realistic portrayal of the Gandhian struggle for the freedom of the country .
The Serpent and the Rope ,1960
This novel was published twenty-two years after Kanthapura.It has been called the spiritual autobiography of the novelist .
•The cat and Shakespeare,1965.The Novelist has called it a "Philosophical comedy" .It is a curious mixture of fantasy and realism.
•Comrade Kirillov (1976)
•The Chessmaster and His Moves (1988)


FICTION | SHORT STORIES OF SHRI K RAJA RAO

•The Cow of the Barricades,1947,
It is a collection of nine stories written between 1933-1944 in France.
•The Policeman and the Rose (1978)
•The True Story of Kanakapala, Protector of Gold
•In Khandesh
•The Cow of the Barricades
•Akkayya
•The Little Gram Shop
•Javni
•Nimka
•India—A Fable
•The Policeman and the Rose
•On the Ganga Ghat (1989)

NON FICTION

•Changing India: An Anthology (1939)
•Tomorrow (1943–44)
•Whither India? (1948)
•The Meaning of India, essays (1996)
•The Great Indian Way: A Life of Mahatma Gandhi, biography (1998)

AWARDS | ACHIEVEMENT OF RAJA RAO

  • Following are the list of AWARDS won by K.RAJA RAO

•In 1964 ,He received Sahitya Akademi Award.
•in 1969 ,He  received Padma Bhushan ,India's third highest civilian award
•in 1988,He received neustadt international prize for literature
•in 2007 ,he received Padma vibhusan India's second highest civilian award.

on 8 July 2006, the life of greatest literary soul  came to an end. He died of heart failure at his home in Austin, Texas, at the age of 97.His contribution to the Indo-Anglian Literature is remarkable.His novels,short stories,style will have tremendous influence to the upcoming Novelist,writers of India.







No comments:

Post a Comment