R.K. Narayan is the first modern Indian writer to make a full-time career out of literature. He is ranked among the greatest fiction writers of the world, Narayan presents a profound moral vision in his novels without being didactic. He is generally realistic and at the same time artistic. The present book "Artistic and Realistic Mode in R.K. Narayan's Fiction" reveals as to how Narayan minutely observes the surrounding situation and presents it with artistic and realistic mode. He deals only with his own personal experiences in school and college, presents the characters he had come across as they were, without exaggerating either their virtues or their vices. His realistic pictures are not disturbed by fantasy. He presents the people's behaviours and manners as they talk or they behave. He is an artist with milk of human kindness flowing full in his heart. The human attitudes, individually differing in their environment, have been presented in a most realistic manner by Naravan. His realistic treatment is as psychologically convincing as it is accurate in detail. His strength, indeed, lies in the realistic narrative which presents the various slices of life.