A museum for the master

Print edition : September 30, 2016

R.K. Narayan at the study in his house, an undated photograph. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

R.K. Narayan with his wife Rajam in Mysore, circa 1935. Photo: R.K. Balaraman

An undated photograph of an older R.K. Narayan. Photo: The Hindu Archives

The study with large windows in the house where R.K. Narayan wrote many of his novels. Photo: M.A. Sriram

The museum being inaugurated by Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on July 24. Photo: M.A. Sriram

Narayan's house after it was renovated. Photo: M.A. Sriram

R.K. Narayan's house when it was partially demolished in 2011. Photo: M.A. Sriram

R.K. Narayan’s house in Mysuru has been made into a museum, but the execution seems half-hearted. Much more needs to be done if it is to attract the general public.
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