The Guide- A Brilliant Manifestation of Sub-continental and Universal Elements

Arif Moin Uddin Khan


Indianness and Narayan’s writings are almost synonymous. In fact, India with its landscape, culture, conventions and customs becomes picturesque in his writings including The Guide. Again to a large extent, the country India is an ideal representative of the sub-continent India. But universality in The Guide (1958) cannot be ignored because the country India and India as a sub-continent undoubtedly symbolize many features of the world. This paper attempts at examining Narayan’s creation of characters who represent both sub-continental and universal elements.

Keywords: Sub-continental, Universal, Relationship, Beliefs, Values,

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