Dialectic of Being and Becoming: A Study of R.K. Narayan’s The World of Nagaraj

Raman Kumar


The terms Being and Becoming are used both in a spiritual manner (as in Indian philosophy) and in an existential way (as in western thought). According to the Indian spiritualistic philosophy, being is the innermost part of one’s self, one’s true self. It is the Atma with which all living beings are born into this born. This being is purely selfless and is devoid of all worldliness. The present paper is an attempt to explore the dialectics of being and becoming in R K Narayan’s ‘The World of Nagaraj’.


dialectic; being; becoming; self

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