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    Swami And Friends  (English, Paperback, R. K. Narayan)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: INDIAN THOUGHT PUB.-CHENNAI
    • ISBN: 9788185986005, 8185986002
    • Edition: 1st Edition, 2007
    • Pages: 179
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    Description

    Swami And Friends by R. K. Narayan is a novel set in British India, and is about the people in the fictional town of Malgudi.

    Summary Of The Book

    The protagonist of this book is Swaminathan, a ten year old boy who lives in the fictional town of Malgudi. He lives a simple life and spends his days with his friends Mani and Rajam.

    The book details how Swami’s school life changes with the entrance of Rajam. The colonial values instilled in the school also irk Swami. The book also details how Swami flees from home after going through dejecting experiences. All the incidents in Swami’s life change him from the innocent naughty boy to someone who wants to take a revolutionary path. The author details all of Swami’s adventures in British India.

    Swami And Friends elaborates on the life of the simpleton who confided only in his grandmother and whose relationships were very emotional and basic in nature. The Guardian acknowledged the novel as one of the world’s best English novels by an Indian author. The stories from Swami And Friends were adapted into a television series called Malgudi Days.

    About R. K. Narayan

    R. K. Narayan was an internationally acclaimed author. R. K. Narayan has written the famous trilogy of which this book is the first. The other ones are The Bachelor of Arts and The English Teacher. He has written a whole line of books. Some of them are The Financial Expert, The Guide, A Tiger For Malgudi, Next Sunday, Waiting For The Mahatma, My Dateless Diary, The Dark Room, The Man-Eater Of Malgudi, A Writer’s Nightmare and The Emerald Route. He also rewrote some mythology namely, Ramayana, Mahabharata, and Gods, Demons and others. His writing style was humanistic, slightly satirical and carried a lot of grace and elegance.

    Born in 1906 and brought up by his grandmother, the author was adept in languages like English and Sanskrit. He also learnt mythology, arithmetic and classical music. After some writing experience in general media, he shot to fame with his impressive novels. He married Rajam in 1933. She passed away due to illness six years later, leaving R. K. Narayan with his novels till his last days in Madras. He received the Sahitya Academy Award for The Guide. He was also awarded the Padma Vibhushan and AC Benson Medal. He died in 2001 at the age of 94.

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      • 2007
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    5

    Genius Of R.K. Narayan

    Swami and Friends is a story of a ten year old lad, Swaminathan or Swami, who plays the protagonist in the novel. He dwells in Malgudi, a small fictitious town in South India with his adoring mother, punctilious father and adulating grandmother and a new born minuscule sibling. He receives academic wisdom in Albert Mission school, a British decreed academy. The second episode of the book,"Rajam and Mani" introduces reader to his bosom pals who are described as antagonistic to each other. Mani...
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    Must read bcoz.....

    R k narayan is lyk the Mark Twain of india, u can compare swami with Tom sawyer.. If u havnt read this , ur childhood is incomplete, read self & give to ur children for sure.. the moral , sweetness & fun can never be forgotten
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    Satyabrata Bose

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    delieghtful book

    awesome book by r.k.narayan, read it and u will the stupidities of ur childhood. surely, it will make u laugh. g8t delivery speed by flipkart, awesome packaging....first novel of r.k.narayan, humorous and well depicted. non-novel readers this is to start with.
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    Alan Duggal

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    5

    excellent for beginner

    it is really good book for those who wants to increase their knowledge in english language as well as have interest in village stories/lifes
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    Raghav

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    Mind-blowing purchase

    Good
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    kulwant singh kulwant

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    cheating in price

    this books printed MRP is Rs. 140/- only. Flipkart put Rs.220 and selling it. Never expected this type of cheating from flipkart.
    I will never buy any books from flipkart. we can buy it from bookshop for real MRP
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    Shaji nattiala

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    Memories

    This book by R.K. Narayan is just wonderful. It reminds us of our school days. The fun we had, our friends, the way we made friends, the exam fear, the eagerly awaited vacations, our kind principal, our strict but loving teachers, our punishments everything...

    It is just a marvel how a book written so long back can still connect to present days. It is just a wonderful book that will make you get serious, tickle you and make you laugh at the same time.

    Just get hold of this book and relive y...
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    D Vinay

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    24 Feb, 2013

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    Makes for a good read

    Great book to read and have in your collection. Captures your imagination and reminds you of childhood days. The language is simple and the humor is in good taste. Makes you wonder about one's own childhood and the author's insight of the things done during that period. Definitely a good buy.
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    Nagendra

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    17 Jun, 2012

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    a very simple read.

    nothing exciting and a very simple prose for children or beginners. The story is about bunch of friends set in pre-independence era. but it is good to read some stuff by R.K Narayan. He is among best indian fiction writers.
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    Rahul Khanna

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    25 Jan, 2012

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    Highly recommended

    Excellent book
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    Bharat M Pise

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