Malgudi Days Paperback – 1 December 2000
About the Author
R. K. Narayan (1906–2001), born and educated in India, was the author of fourteen novels, numerous short stories and essays, a memoir, and three retold myths. His work, championed by Graham Greene, who became a close friend, was often compared to that of Dickens, Chekhov, Faulkner, and Flannery O'Connor, among others. October 10, 2006, is the centennial of Narayan's birth.
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- ASIN : 8185986177
- Publisher : Indian Thought Publications; 1st edition (1 December 2000)
- Language: : English
- Paperback : 247 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9788185986173
- ISBN-13 : 978-8185986173
- Item Weight : 350 g
- Dimensions : 20 x 14 x 4 cm
- Generic Name : BOOK
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Now about the condition of the book, the book i received had some dirt mark on the cover and had a line drawn from marker on it. I could have replaced but the book mostly remains out of stock so didn't help much. Have a good look when you get yours.
One of the best book in market.The price is also too low for such a priceless book. Thanks Amazon.
According to me buying some books having high price better try this one low price,but great stories..............take this priceless book for a low price
and also buy Swami and his Friends..You will have the complete Malgudi Set.........Fully satisfied
'R K Narayan', was a unique genius who kept himself alive even today with the characters of his stories.
Narayan, in his introduction says: "I have named this volume 'MALGUDI DAYS'' in order to give it a plausibly geographical status. I am often asked 'Where is Malgudi?' All I can say is that it is imaginary and not to be found on any map... if I explain that Malgudi is a small town in South India I shall only be expressing a half-truth, for the characteristics of Malgudi seem to me universal." Readers cannot agree more.
While some people used to write stories ahead of their time, some author's works were immersed in the memories of the past; "R K Narayan" was seen living completely to the present.
On one hand, we have seen 'Kamakshi' playing with 'Thanappa' growing up in the house of 'Ramanujam'. On the other hand, the astrologer was seen winning the trust of people only on the basis of his experiences, even without real knowledge. You will find many more such characters in this book, which seem to match our real life.
I am eager to read this book and live this journey once again 😊
Firstly, the level of language is good. Elite level good. or, at the very least, isn't the basic level.
The short stories compiled here are truly independent and are roughly 5-7 pages each.
BUT they are utterly gut-wrenchingly boring. I am sorry to say this, but it is a pain to keep up with the short story that almost always leads to a very dry end. There is a want for a wow-factor.
I have picked this book twice, with a will to finish it up but kept it away because it just did not give me any joy,