Balachandra Rajan is best known for his non-fiction writings in the field of literary criticism, especially concerning the seventeenth-century English poet John Milton. He has also published two novels. Rajan was born in India in 1920 and studied both econonics and English at Trinity College, Cambridge. He earned a Ph.D. in English from Cambridge in 1945. He returned to India and joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1948. He taught briefly at the University of Delhi in the early 1960s before moving to Canada in 1965. Rajan taught at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ont., until his retirement in 1985, and continued to live in that city until his death on January 23, 2009.
The Dark Dancer
London: Heinemann, 1958.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1958.
Too Long in the West
London: Heinemann, 1961.
New York: Atheneum, 1962.
by K.B. Gulati posted to a blog on June 5, 2007.