An analysis of narratives in the Non-fictional Prose works of R.A.Padmanabhan
Indian writing in English is a vast genre which began with the rule of the British Empire in India. It acted as a tool for communicating the native pangs and pains during the times of Raj. Though English is not the language of the native speakers in India many writers used it as a vehicle for sending their ideas across the globe. R. A.Padmanabhan (2.4.1917-25.1.2014) is one such writer who was born in the pre-independent India having participated in the struggles for freedom gives a vivid pictures of the sufferings of the great leaders in his books – V.V.S. Aiyar, V.O.Chidamabaram Pillai, Subramaniya Sivam and Rukmini Lakshmipathy. This author was a research scholar of poet Bharati and has written the biography of the poet Bharati in Tamil. His biography of Bharati is considered as the authenticated biography of poet Bharati. He has written in English as well as in Tamil. This is the first research effort to understand and appreciate the English works of this author. This paper would analyze the author’s narrative techniques in his non-fictional writings.