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Servants of India

3.08  ·  Rating Details ·  51 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Riveting anecdotes about domestic help from India's best-loved humorist In Servants of India, R.K. Laxman profiles ten hilariously idiosyncratic people, who are among the countless men and women who run the lives of the middle class in India. The tales are put together by Ganesh, a freelance journalist trying to write a feature article on servants he has known. As his ...more
Hardcover, 136 pages
Published December 7th 2000 by Viking (first published 2000)
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Abhishek
Aug 14, 2014 Abhishek rated it liked it
Good anecdotes, very well written but feels monotonous after reading few of them.
Debalina
Jul 18, 2016 Debalina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Going by the title, anyone accustomed to R. K. Laxman would assume this to be a book on the esteemed politicians of our country, but it is not so! This book is basically about the most important person in the Indian household - the servant, something that is even unheard of in our western counterparts of similar social status. For Indians, the servant of the house is of utmost importance for the plethora of activities they perform at lower rates which constantly seem to rise, and the topic is ...more
Srikumar Krishna Iyer
Jan 03, 2016 Srikumar Krishna Iyer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Nice little collection of stories by R.K.Laxman.
Sounds a little weird to write a collection of stories on the Servant hired by his friends.
But nevertheless, all the stories are worth reading, full of wit, typical R.K.Laxman satire and sense of Humour, wish he had written more.
Style is very simple at the same time well written.

Overall, a nice quick & gr8 read!!
Harshit Gupta
A simple, engaging book with stories that seem a little true and a little made up. A nice short read.
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'''Rasipuram Krishnaswamy Iyer Laxman''' (born October 23 1924, Mysore, India) is an Indian cartoonist, illustrator and humorist. He is widely regarded as India's greatest-ever cartoonist and is best known for his creation ''The Common Man".

R. K. Laxman was awarded the prestigious Padma Bhushan by the Government of India. He has won many awards for his cartoons, including Asia's top journalism awa
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