Narayan was born and grown up in a period when English education was already institutionalised in the Indian Sub-continent. Like other Indian writers in English, such as Raja Rao and Mulk Raj Anand, he received English education and used to write in English from the beginning of his literary career up to the end. However, he is seen to have used the English language and literary form to scrutinise colonialism and depict the Indian society continually under change due to the colonial rule.
Desmond Morris is most famous for his work as a zoologist and ethnologist study about human behaviorwas born on 24 January He has written a number of books and produced a number of television shows. His studies mainly focus on animal and human behavior, explained from a zoological point of view.
In this essay he talks about his own mother and the people who lived during the 18th century who were least bothered about the health foods and diet regimes.
|Introduction||Narayan achieved consistency in his ironic tale.|
|R. K. Narayan - Wikipedia||Probably it was the shattering blow that he received in the death of his wife Rajam, which rendered him incapable of sustained artistic effort, and during this interval he could write only short stories and sketches.|
|Human contributions||Narayan as a prolific writer of personal essays.|
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Desmond Morris talks about his own mother who was born during the reign of Queen Victoria, and she enjoyed the robust food pleasures less importance to healthy foods, table mannersshe ate with lots of gusto piling her plate with greasy, fatty, fried up grill foods without any anxiety about their possible bad effects.
It is advisable to chew each mouthful of food thirty-two times before swallowing. Watching his mother in action, Morris wanted to match her appetite and he also remarked that if she ignores the words of health gurus and diet experts, she would die young.
Simple truth behind her mother: If it tasted good it was all right for her. Her lack of anxiety worry about the diet kept her fit. For a good digestion you need to be perfectly relaxed in what we are eating. Only then, the parasympathetic nervous system will help us in good digestion.
We should never worry about our diet system when we start to eat. On the other hand if we eat in fear and tension body refuses to co-operate and would suffer from cancer which induces effects from the nervous system. Now a day the modern pontificators one who gives their opinion feels that, it is their duty to tell the rest of us about what we should and should not eat, as though thinking that they have discovered the secrets of the eternal life.
Author feels that there are two flaws in their arguments. First, they keep on changing their views. Secondly, they over the fact that the human species evolved as an omnivore and hence require a bigger variety of food stuffs for the body to pick out what it needs and discards the rest.
Only food, that keeps us different from our animal rivals. Problems faced by human beings: So many people suffer from obesity, indigestion and various diet deficiencies. The answer lies in their lifestyle. In the urban, the living scenario is too indifferent since they suffer from various anxiety problems and work tensions finally ending up in wrong digestion of food stuffs they eat.
Food should be savoured tastedrelished, enjoyed and digested at leisure.
Food taboos and totems: According to author, there are two reasons for the existence of so many food taboos bannamely totems special respect to religious emblem and poisons.
People from ancient times chose a particular animal as a mascot a god-figure and tried to protect it. This protection included not eating it.
Another reason was the deep-seated humar fear of being poisoned. This irrational fear makes people avoid certain foods and causes anxiety when we eat anything for enjoyment. Our ancestors had countered with a natural caution and it is this caution that can be exploited all too easily and some animals were treated as god they avoid eating them.
Author feels that we should never consider the words of food experts or diet gurus. He also thought that he would die ten year ago and in mean time he would like to try out the food stuffs prepared by various cooks.
Later he managed to live for another ten years since he maintained to disrespect the words of diet fascists who spoil our bookstalls, radio stations and news agents. So, we should enjoy all kinds of foods and need not worry about the advice of diet experts.
Narayan is one of the most famous and distinguished Indian writer in English. He had a fine insight into various aspects on the lives of the poor and the middle class people, particularly in South India.
He makes the dull and common place events more interesting and this essay is one such essay. In a writing career that spanned over sixty years, Narayan received many awards and honours.Term-II Unit 1: Indra Nooyi: A Corporate Giant Indra Krishnamurty Nooyi Unit 2: The Need for Excellence N.R.
Narayana Murthy Unit 3: Toasted English R.K. Narayan Unit 4: The Woodrose Abburi Chaya Devi Unit 5: A Devoted Son Anita Desai Unit 6: The Soul’s Prayer Sarojini Naidu. Jan 25, · A few days back, I got an opportunity to read the essay, Toasted English, by R.
K. Narayan. And like any blogger who is out of topics to write, I grabbed it in some hope that reading it will give an idea for a wonderful, long and engrossing blog post. I Semester (General English Notes) Textures of English. R.K. Narayan () is one of the most famous and distinguished Indian writer in English.
He had a fine insight into various aspects on the lives of the poor and the middle class people, particularly in South India. He makes the dull and common place events more interesting and. Narayan’s The English Teacher was published in , seven years after The Dark Room.
Short Summary of “English Teacher” by R.K. Narayan. Article shared by. Narayan’s The English Teacher was published in , seven years after The Dark Room.
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'Why I Want a Wife'--Judy Brady. In the essay ‗Toasted English‘, R.K. Narayan brings out the difference between American and British English in an amusing way with brilliant examples.
The author interestingly points out that like Indians, Americans also drove the British out of.