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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 and ...more
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Published July 22nd 2009 by Everyman's Library (first published 1957)
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Neil Latner

Very very good. Beautiful writing full of humour and compassion. A real gem.
Spiros
Aug 22, 2013 Spiros rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of narratives with ingenuous protagonists
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
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Church Publishing
This Indian classic details ups and downs of financial entrepreneurship and includes covering losses with 'home manufacturing.'
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).
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.
Prasanna
A very good book from RK Narayan... Kept me stuck to it all throughout...
umberto
I finished reading Mr. Sampath.
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R. K. Narayan is among the best known and most widely read Indian novelists writing 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
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