C. D. Narasimhaiah has laid the standards for critical study of Indian writing in English. Coolly, soberly, and with detachment from the excitement of the moment, he has sought to evaluate the work of India’s authors in English. Along with the pioneering writers themselves, CDN, as Professor Narasimhaiah is popularly known, has made a signal contribution in establishing Indian English writing, not only as an academic discipline in the universities but also as one of the country’s literatures.
He is the author of several books. Currently he is Director. The Liberary Criterion Centre for English Studies and Indigenous Arts, Mysore. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the President of India in 1990.