Stylistic Experiments in Kiran Nagarkar’s Ravan and Eddie and The Extras
Dr. Pravin Waghmare
Kiran Nagarkar is very innovative regarding the employment of narrative techniques and stylistic devices. His novel Ravan and Eddie (1994) narrates the story of two protagonists and The Extras (2012) is a sequel to it. In The Extras the first chapter is repeated exactly from the first novel. The novel traces the adult lives of Ravan and Eddie as extras in Bollywood. He has used various techniques that suit the multicultural reality of his fictional world. His irony is seething and humour is replete with tragic connotations. It is through the dexterous use of stylistic devices he brings out the tragic absurdity of life. His narrative techniques are characterized by black comedy and the flippant attitude to look at the world of sorrows and sufferings he has created is his forte. The present paper attempts to find the manner in which the stylistic devices have been fused to create the impression of life as it is seen and experienced by the novelist.