Swami and Friends

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

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Indian Thought Publications
    • Genre: Fiction
    • ISBN: 9788185986005, 8185986002
    • 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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    5

    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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    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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    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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    Harshit Chauhan

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    Classy product

    loved the book
    the pages of good quality and the printing is clear and bold
    liked the overall size
    Worth it
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    Flipkart Customer

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    19 Dec, 2018

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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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    16 Nov, 2016

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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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    16 Apr, 2016

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    Pretty good

    Just like it
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    Highly recommended

    nice book
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    Good quality product

    Excellent book.but cover is not worth for the money.
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    Soumya ranjan Sahoo

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    16 Jan, 2018

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    Wonderful

    Awesome book by RKT Narayan
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    Questions and Answers
    Q:is this a children's book? can all age people read it? 20years old?
    A:yeah...its a nice book for all age...
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    Q:This book is fiction or non fiction
    A:It is fiction...
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    Q:There are character analys on this book??
    A:No - there are no illustrations inside either. It contains only the story exactly as written by RK. Btw, The publishers are descendants of the RK family.
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    Q:Is this the full novel??
    A:no, only excerpt.
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    Q:how many stories are there
    A:Single story of childish boy swami and his beginning life with his friends in R K Narayan's imaginary village Malgudi.
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    Q:Is in this book there is summary of each chapters and questions
    A:no
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    Q:How Many Pages are there in this book?
    A:216
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    Q:are pages of this book is black and white
    A:yeah it's black and white.. its a wonderful book..
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    Q:How long the one story is?
    A:These are short stories ...fun to read !!! One can finish the book in one day !!!
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    Q:which should i read first, malgudi school days or this one?
    A:Both r equally fun to read .... but Malgudi school book contains all the stories of swami and friends book...simply order Malgudi book !!!
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