Swami and Friends

Swami and Friends
Title Swami and Friends PDF eBook
Author R. K. Narayan
Publisher Vintage
Total Pages 177
Release 2012-07-25
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0345803795

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R. K. Narayan (1906—2001) witnessed nearly a century of change in his native India and captured it in fiction of uncommon warmth and vibrancy. Swami and Friends introduces us to Narayan’s beloved fictional town of Malgudi, where ten-year-old Swaminathan’s excitement about his country’s initial stirrings for independence competes with his ardor for cricket and all other things British. Written during British rule, this novel brings colonial India into intimate focus through the narrative gifts of this master of literary realism.

The Dark Room

The Dark Room
Title The Dark Room PDF eBook
Author R. K. Narayan
Publisher Vintage
Total Pages 153
Release 2012-07-25
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0345803817

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R. K. Narayan (1906—2001) witnessed nearly a century of change in his native India and captured it in fiction of uncommon warmth and vibrancy. In The Dark Room, Narayan’s portrait of aggrieved domesticity, the docile and obedient Savitri, like many Malgudi women, is torn between submitting to her husband’s humiliations and trying to escape them. Written during British rule, this novel brings colonial India into intimate focus through the narrative gifts of this master of literary realism.

The Financial Expert

The Financial Expert
Title The Financial Expert PDF eBook
Author R. K. Narayan
Publisher
Total Pages 177
Release 1973
Genre
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Swami and Friends, The Bachelor of Arts, The Dark Room, The English Teacher

Swami and Friends, The Bachelor of Arts, The Dark Room, The English Teacher
Title Swami and Friends, The Bachelor of Arts, The Dark Room, The English Teacher PDF eBook
Author R. K. Narayan
Publisher Everyman's Library
Total Pages 650
Release 2009-06-03
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0307498131

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R. K. Narayan (1906—2001) witnessed nearly a century of change in his native India and captured it in fiction of uncommon warmth and vibrancy. The four novels collected here, all written during British rule, bring colonial India into intimate focus through the narrative gifts of this master of literary realism. Swami and Friends introduces us to Narayan’s beloved fictional town of Malgudi, where ten-year-old Swaminathan’s excitement about his country’s initial stirrings for independence competes with his ardor for cricket and all other things British. The Bachelor of Arts is a poignant coming-of-age novel about a young man flush with first love, but whose freedom to pursue it is hindered by the fixed ideas of his traditional Hindu family. In The Dark Room, Narayan’s portrait of aggrieved domesticity, the docile and obedient Savitri, like many Malgudi women, is torn between submitting to her husband’s humiliations and trying to escape them. The title character in The English Teacher, Narayan’s most autobiographical novel, searches for meaning when the death of his young wife deprives him of his greatest source of happiness. These pioneering novels, luminous in their detail and refreshingly free of artifice, are a gift to twentieth-century literature.

Malgudi Days

Malgudi Days
Title Malgudi Days PDF eBook
Author R. K. Narayan
Publisher Penguin
Total Pages 292
Release 2006-08-29
Genre Fiction
ISBN 9780143039655

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Four gems, with new introductions, mark acclaimed Indian writer R. K. Narayan's centennial Introducing this collection of stories, R. K. Narayan describes how in India "the writer has only to look out of the window to pick up a character and thereby a story." Composed of powerful, magical portraits of all kinds of people, and comprising stories written over almost forty years, Malgudi Days presents Narayan's imaginary city in full color, revealing the essence of India and of human experience. This edition includes an introduction by Pulitzer Prize- winning author Jhumpa Lahiri. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Painter of Signs

The Painter of Signs
Title The Painter of Signs PDF eBook
Author R. K. Narayan
Publisher Penguin
Total Pages 180
Release 2006-08-29
Genre Fiction
ISBN 9780143039662

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For Raman the sign painter, life is a familiar and satisfying routine. A man of simple, rational ways, he lives with his pious aunt and prides himself on his creative work. But all that changes when he meets Daisy, a thrillingly independent young woman who wishes to bring birth control to the area. Hired to create signs for her clinics, Raman finds himself smitten by a love he cannot understand, much less avoid-and soon realizes that life isn't so routine anymore. Set in R. K. Narayan's fictional city of Malgudi, The Painter of Signs is a wry, bittersweet treasure. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The English Teacher

The English Teacher
Title The English Teacher PDF eBook
Author R. K. Narayan
Publisher Random House
Total Pages 31
Release 2001
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0099282283

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The search for meaning by a bereaved Hindu school teacher in the twentieth century colonial India, when the death of his young wife deprives him of his greatest source of happiness.