About the author of The Axe: The Axe is a very popular story. It has been written by R.K. Narayan (Rasipuram Krishnaswami Narayan). He is perhaps the most reputed of Indian English writers today. He was born on 10 October 1906 in a south Indian Brahmin family in Madras (the present Chennai). After graduation he devoted himself to writing. His first novel Swami and Friends appeared in 1935. It was well appreciated in England and elsewhere. Among his more famous novels are Mr. Sampath, The Financial Expert, The Guide, The Man-Eater of Malgudi and The Dark Room, The Bachelor of Arts, The English Teacher, Waiting for the Mahatma etc. His most famous collection of short stories is Malgudi Days . Narayan's novels and stories emanated from his own regional experience. A fictitious town Malgudi is always at the centre of his writing. The description of Malgudi is natural and full of realism. He wrote simple stories about common man. He presented life as he saw it. (TEXT) The Axe by R.
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Mahatma Gandhi was a great saint. He was a fantastic statesman and a great thinker. It is he who led India to independence.This great man was a top class writer of English prose. He wrote many essays and articles. All his essays are beneficial and informative. National Education is one of them. It appeared in Young India, a weekly, on 1 September, 1921. Here Gandhi has analysed the defects in our education system. He has mentioned the possible reforms too. TEXT National Education - M.K. Gandhi (Published in Young India, 01/09/1921) So many strange things have been said about my views on national education, that it would perhaps not be out of place to formulate them before the public. In my opinion the existing system of education is defective, apart from its association with an utterly unjust Government, in three most important matters: (1) It is based upon foreign culture to the almost entire exclusion of indigenous culture. (2) It ignores the culture of the heart and the hand, an