Vendor of Sweets; The (Modern Classics)

Vendor of Sweets; The (Modern Classics) (English, Paperback, Pico Iyer, R. K. Narayan)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin
    • ISBN: 9780143414971, 0143414976
    • Edition: 2010
    • Pages: 176
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    Jagan, the vendor of sweets, finds himself confronted by his estranged son Mali, who has returned to Malgudi with Grace, his American wife, and a grand plan for selling story-writing machines. What follows is a classic cross-generational battle between father and son. A man of Gandhian principles, Jagan cannot reconcile himself to Mali's modern ways, but develops a fondness for Grace. Unable to find a place in the new world, Jagan decides to retire, only to learn that Mali has been arrested by the police and has deserted his wife. Insightful and moving, The Vendor of Sweets is R.K. Narayan's story of an India trying to find its own identity. 'A master of Chekhovian irony . . . Narayan's Malgudi is a metaphor, not of India, but of the world"-The Washington Post

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    • R. K. Narayan was born in Madras in 1906 and educated there and at \nMaharaja College of Mysore. His first novel Swami and Friends (1935) \nwas set in the enchanting fictional territory of Malgudi. Narayan�s other \nnovels are The Bachelor of Arts , The Dark Room, The English Teacher , \nMr Sampath, The Financial Expert, Waiting for the Mahatma, the Sahitya \nAkademi award-winning The Guide, The Man-eater of Malgudi, The Vendor \nof Sweets, The Painter of Signs, A Tiger for Malgudi, Talkative Man and \nThe World of Nagaraj. Besides six collections of short stories, Narayan \npublished two travel books, five collections of essays, translations of \nIndian epics and myths, and a memoir, My Days, A Town Called Malgudi, \nThe World of Malgudi, The Magic of Malgudi and Memories of Malgudi, \ncollections of Narayan�s fiction, and Malgudi Landscapes, a selection \nof his best writings, are available in Penguin Books. The Writerly Life, a \nvolume of his selected non-fiction, is available in Viking.
      \n\nIn 1980 R.K. Narayan was awarded the A. C. Benson medal by the Royal \nSociety of Literature and was made an Honorary Member of the American \nAcademy and Institute of Arts and Letters. In 1989 he was made a member \nof the Rajya Sabha. In 2000 the Government of India conferred on him the \nPadma Vibhushan. R. K. Narayan died in May 2001.
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    the product did not stand the expectation...yellow pages,very small printing...the packing too was horrible...utterly dissatisfied.the only thing worth praise was the amiable behaviour of the delivery boy.
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    Waste of money!

    I did not recieve the same book and after 2 replacements they gave me some other publishers book, the company has no stock now so they are refusing to exchange
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