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By R.K. Narayan Alexander McCall Smith | Comments: ( 692 ) | Date: ( Jan 29, 2020 )

In the novels of R K Narayan 1906 2001 , the forefather of modern Indian fiction, human scale hopes and epiphanies express the promise of a nation as it awakens to its place in the world The three novels brought together in this volume, all written after India s independence, are masterpieces of social comedy, rich in local color and abounding in affectionate humor andIn the novels of R K Narayan 1906 2001 , the forefather of modern Indian fiction, human scale hopes and epiphanies express the promise of a nation as it awakens to its place in the world The three novels brought together in this volume, all written after India s independence, are masterpieces of social comedy, rich in local color and abounding in affectionate humor and generosity of spirit.Mr Sampath The Printer of Malgudi is the story of a businessman who adapts to the collapse of his weekly newspaper by shifting to screenplays, only to have the glamour of it all go to his head In The Financial Expert, a man of many hopes but few resources spends his time under a banyan tree dispensing financial advice to those willing to pay for his knowledge In Waiting for the Mahatma, a young drifter meets the most beautiful girl he has ever seen an adherent of Mahatma Gandhi and commits himself to Gandhi s Quit India campaign, a decision that will test the integrity of his ideals against the strength of his passions.As charming as they are compassionate, these novels provide an indelible portrait of India in the twentieth century Book Jacket Status Jacketed


  • Title: Mr. Sampath - The Printer of Malgudi, The Financial Expert, Waiting for the Mahatma
  • Author: R.K. Narayan Alexander McCall Smith
  • ISBN: 9781400044771
  • Page: 351
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

R.K. Narayan Alexander McCall Smith

R K Narayan is among the best known and most widely read Indian novelists who wrote in English.R.K Narayan was born in Madras, South India, in 1906, and educated there and at Maharaja s College in Mysore His first novel, Swami and Friends and its successor, The Bachelor of Arts, are both set in the enchanting fictional territory of Malgudi and are only two out of the twelve novels he based there In 1958 Narayan s work The Guide won him the National Prize of the Indian Literary Academy, his country s highest literary honor In addition to his novels, Narayan has authored five collections of short stories, including A Horse and Two Goats, Malguidi Days, and Under the Banyan Tree, two travel books, two volumes of essays, a volume of memoirs, and the re told legends Gods, Demons and Others, The Ramayana, and the Mahabharata In 1980 he was awarded the A.C Benson Medal by the Royal Society of Literature and in 1982 he was made an Honorary Member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Most of Narayan s work, starting with his first novel Swami and Friends 1935 , captures many Indian traits while retaining a unique identity of its own He was sometimes compared to the American writer William Faulkner, whose novels were also grounded in a compassionate humanism and celebrated the humour and energy of ordinary life.Narayan who lived till age of ninety four, died in 2001 He wrote for than fifty years, and published until he was eighty seven He wrote fourteen novels, five volumes of short stories, a number of travelogues and collections of non fiction, condensed versions of Indian epics in English, and the memoir My Days.



Comments Mr. Sampath - The Printer of Malgudi, The Financial Expert, Waiting for the Mahatma

  • latner3

    Very very good. Beautiful writing full of humour and compassion. A real gem.


  • Nick

    Narayan's prose style is deceptively simple and his stories are easy to enjoy, but all the same, there are few writers like him. To borrow a few thoughts from the testimonials included in this edition, John Updike compares him to Dickens for the impression of ‘colourful teeming’ conveyed by his fictional city of Malgudi, while someone else puts him in the same company as Jane Austen and Chekhov for managing to get across ‘the extraordinary ordinariness of most human happiness’.What I val [...]


  • Spiros

    Three of Narayan's Malgudi novels bound together: I am not quite sure of why these three in particular (there is no carryover of characters from one to the next), but it did make this a swell thing to find in the free box at work (I think one of my fellow buyers may have been having a bad day)."Mr. Sampath, The Printer of Malgudi" actually is the story of Srinivas, an earnest young man who arrives in Malgudi wanting to start a political journal that will improve his fellow humans. Since he is wr [...]


  • Colin

    Masterful, one of the best writers I've ever come across. I read them over a few weeks, with other books in between, and ended with Waiting For Mahama last night. One feels one knows the characters, and I've come to feel as resident of Malgudi. Written in English by a master of the language, and thoroughly recommended. And a very nice edition too.


  • Sundar Raj

    The printer of malgudi , though fictional, teaches a great life lesson 'don't get involved' if you are not sure. Personally, this touched my heart and will recommend this book to anyone. It goes without saying that r.k. narayan is at his best always, spinning stories about complex human emotions. a must read.


  • Sana Abdulla

    The book has three novels, I only read the first one and most of the second one. The author is THE character developer of all time, we get to know everything a character thinks or does down to the exact number of buttons on his shirt. It seemed endless and I just couldn't take it.


  • Lars Aumueller

    These three stories are so moving, warmly funny, wittily observant, full of life in so many of its forms, and the last 14 pages of "The Financial Expert" are among the best writing these eyes have ever read. In short, a very worthwhile read.


  • Abhinav

    There is no need to critique the Master of Indian Literature in English. An excellent combo of 3 thought provoking books. A must read for every lover of Indian Literature.P.S. - I recommend readers to watching the movies based on Mr. Sampath (there are at least 2).


  • umberto

    I finished reading Mr. Sampath.


  • !Tæmbuŝu

    KOBOBOOKS


  • Church Publishing

    This Indian classic details ups and downs of financial entrepreneurship and includes covering losses with 'home manufacturing.'


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