CHARACTERIZATION IN THE NOVELS OF RK NARAYAN AND RUSKIN BOND-A STUDY IN LITERARY CRAFTSMANSHIP
Keywords:Characterization, Fiction, Authenticity, Diversity, Culture
This study delves into the literary craftsmanship of renowned Indian authors R.K. Narayan and Ruskin Bond, focusing on the art of characterization in their novels. Examining the intricacies of character development, the research illuminates how both authors adeptly capture the nuances of Indian culture. Narayan, with his fictional town of Malgudi, portrays small-town life, weaving cultural traditions and social hierarchies into everyday narratives. In contrast, Bond's works set against the Himalayan backdrop explore the diverse cultural tapestry of Northern India. Both authors employ humor, language, and dialogue to infuse authenticity, with characters embodying universal themes while retaining a distinctly Indian flavor. The study underscores the significance of these literary craftsmen in presenting a vivid and authentic portrayal of Indian life, reflecting the cultural richness, diversity, and societal nuances through the characters that populate their compelling narratives.