Swami and Friends

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

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

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Indian Thought Publications
    • Genre: Fiction
    • ISBN: 9788185986005, 9788185986005
    • Pages: 179
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Awesome

    PRODUCT WAS IN GOOD CONDITION AND WHAT IS MORE THAT I WANNA APPRECIATE THE PATIENCE OF THE COURIER PERSON.HE DELIVERED ME THE PACKAGE AT 4.45 PM AND HE HAD STILL A LARGE BAG LOADED WITH PRODUCTS TO DELIVER.BUT THERE WAS A LITTLE SMILE ON HIS FACE THAT AMUSED ME.THESE PERSONS ARE REALLY ADORABLE.THANK YOU.WISH U HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY SIR.

    HOWEVER EVERYTHING HAS A NEGATIVE SIDE.THE DELIVERY TIME WAS DELAYED.THOUGH FLIPKART HAS PROVIDED ME A GIFT CARD WORTH RS.30/- ,I WANNA TELL THEM TO MAKE A...
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    ABHISHEK GHOSH

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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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    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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    Brilliant

    It was an amazing product...Amazing paer quality and print. I was really happy to receive the book in such a good condition.
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    Good choice

    Nothing to say about the awesome book and delivery speed is also good by Flipkart. But now Flipkart is not giving the bookmarks which is a unique complementary product of them...
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    Questions and Answers
    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:This book is fiction or non fiction
    A:It is fiction...
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    Q:How Many Pages are there in this book?
    A:216
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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 there a discussion on questions and answers?
    A:no it is just a plain text only
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    Q:Is this suitable for English Honour?
    A:yes
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    Q:is this book useful for any University .. English honor's
    A:may be not. it is suitable for class 6 .
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    Q:how many pages & chapter are there?
    A:19 chapters, 216 pages.
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    Q:Is in this book there is summary of each chapters and questions
    A:no
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