Raja Rao, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Raja Rao

Indian-born English writer

Date of Birth: 08-Nov-1908

Place of Birth: Karnataka, India

Date of Death: 08-Jul-2006

Profession: writer, author

Nationality: India

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Raja Rao

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  • Raja Rao (8 November 1908 – 8 July 2006) was an Indian writer of English-language novels and short stories, whose works are deeply rooted in metaphysics.
  • The Serpent and the Rope (1960), a semi-autobiographical novel recounting a search for spiritual truth in Europe and India, established him as one of the finest Indian prose stylists and won him the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1964.
  • For the entire body of his work, Rao was awarded the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 1988.
  • Rao's wide-ranging body of work, spanning a number of genres, is seen as a varied and significant contribution to Indian English literature, as well as World literature as a whole.

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