Shashi Tharoor versus R.K. Narayan: an ABC consistency issue

Abstract

Shashi Tharoor criticizes R.K. Narayan for using expressions that seemed to have been learnt from a school textbook and have been hollowed by repetition. But he does so using an expression that sounds as if from school. What are we to make of this? I propose that it undermines one of his other criticisms, which is that Narayan’s style reflects his narrow experience and cannot be used beyond that range.

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Terence Rajivan Edward
University of Manchester (PhD)

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