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Malgudi Days by R.K. Narayan
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Apr 05, 2012

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bookshelves: 2012-books, india-related, short-stories, classics, asia-related

This was a good introduction to India for me.
R.K Narayan (1906-2001, he lived a long life!) is a famous Indian author, who wrote in English.

"Malgudi Days" is filled with over twenty short stories, which include all the images we think of when we think India: fortune tellers, street performers, snake charmers, tigers, arranged marriages, overpopulation, lack of education, skin whitening, hippies, karma, pickpockets, caste system,...

Most stories include poverty, which sadly is the reality in India. But however poor the characters were, they had life, color and humor in them. I was surprised at how funny most of the stories were.

After reading this, I would like to read Narayan's first novel "Swami and friends".
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Reading Progress

April 5, 2012 – Started Reading
April 5, 2012 – Shelved
April 5, 2012 – Shelved as: 2012-books
April 7, 2012 –
page 111
42.05% "I like his short stories. But after this I would like to read the first novel of Narayan"
April 8, 2012 –
page 155
58.71% "Done with the second part"
April 9, 2012 – Finished Reading
August 6, 2016 – Shelved as: india-related
October 25, 2016 – Shelved as: short-stories
October 25, 2016 – Shelved as: classics
November 16, 2017 – Shelved as: asia-related

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