Human Values in R.K.Narayan’s ‘the Guide’

  • M Arunachalam Assistant Professor, Department of English (S.F), Jamal Mohamed College, Tiruchirappalli


Published in 1958, The Guide is the most acclaimed novel of R. K. Narayan that won him not only immense popularity but also the Sahitya Academy Award for 1960. ‘The Guide’ is an imaginative locale created by Narayan. The attempt in this Research Paper is made to show, how through the series of ‘The Guide’ novel arayan presents the human values, social values, customs and traditions which have been in existence and still continue to play a major role in shaping the lives of people. The important family themes like Marital fidelity, husband-wife & father-son relationship, parental love and lack of communication between the old and the young generation etc. all are beautifully dealt by Narayan in his novels.

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Arunachalam, M. (2017). Human Values in R.K.Narayan’s ‘the Guide’. Shanlax International Journal of English, 5(2), 25-27. Retrieved from