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Malgudi Days (Penguin Classics) Paperback – August 29, 2006
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To the non-Indian friends, may be a hot coffee and some chicken nuggets (or soy nuggets!) and winter days.
To the couple of readers who were disappointed! Well the whole point behind these stories is to capture the life as it flows. The climax is in the journey itself.
More Indians now leave their villages than ever to come to cities.
However, even if they leave their village, its memory remains with them for rest of their life. People call it by different names. Author R K Narayan calls it Malgudi Days!
A delightful book.
Once when he was in New York, Narayan was asked where Malgudi was. To which the reply was "Malgudi is everywhere. I find Malgudi right here in New York. The doorkeeper at one of the restaurants reminds me of persons I have come across elsewhere."
This book will make you live the Malgudi experience that has captivated so many readers. Enchanting, the short stories are too good that you will relaize that their greatness lies in their extraordinary simplicity. As someone said, the only thing that makes Narayan's books extraordinary is that they are extraordinarily ordinary! I bet you can relate to each of these characters. The stories are so close to real life that it will be tough not to experience a hangover.
Narayan is dead, but the legend of Malgudi will live on. Narayan is definitely one of the greatest authors English literature has ever seen. And nothing can quite match Malgudi...
This collection of short stories provides an array of vantage points from which the reader can consider Indian life. While meant to be tongue-in-cheek commentaries or light hearted reflections on the social and political realities of India, Narayan doesn't fall short of capturing and relaying a truly authentic feel.
Personally, this book made a wonderful traveling companion as I toured the South of India. The details of the stories were more manifest in the environment around me than in any other part of the country, yet the story themes were in no way constrained by locale. They very much hold a universal appeal.
If you enjoy the writing of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, then you will enjoy the work of R.K. Narayan.
All I have to say is this, pick it up, and read it. You wont regret it. For people who have no clue about what I just wrote.. go and search for malgudi days videos online( some episodes are in english n some in hindi). Then you will understand
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Swami and his friends are a favourite of my family as as his other novels. I will only be repeating myself in my praises. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Tiffintime
So there's a book club starting at my office and this is the first book they picked...
A collection of short stories (the longest is 20 pages, many are 5 or 6) by... Read more
I had the good fortune to read Malgudi Days a few weeks ago while traveling in India for the first time ... Read morePublished 6 months ago by C. E. Stevens
I have just started reading this book but I can tell you already that it is well written, very compelling and has a great deal of the human factor, realism, the events of an... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mr. Ed
Beautiful stories. The latest ones at the end are the best. Not often that old books stay relevant and readable.Published 10 months ago by Priya Desai
I could not put down the book. And, this was the second time I read this collection of short stories. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Venkat