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by R. K. Narayan

Author: R. K. Narayan
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press; Illustrated edition edition (March 1978)
Pages: 190 pages
Category: For children
Rating: 4.9
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The novel, the first book Narayan wrote, is set in British India in a fictional town called Malgudi.

The novel, the first book Narayan wrote, is set in British India in a fictional town called Malgudi. The second and third books in the trilogy are The Bachelor of Arts and The English Teacher. Malgudi Schooldays is a slightly abridged version of Swami and Friends, and includes two additional stories featuring Swami from Malgudi Days and Under the Banyan Tree.

Swami and Friends book. Narayan writes of youth and young adulthood in the Swami and Friends and The Bachelor of Arts

Swami and Friends book. Narayan writes of youth and young adulthood in the Swami and Friends and The Bachelor of Arts. Although the ordinary tensions of maturing are heightened by the particular circumstances of pre-partition India, Narayan provides a universal vision of childhood, early love and grief.

Swami, R. K. Narayan's protagonist in Swami and Friends, is a forerunner o. .none other than Bart Simpson. Swaminathan, the plucky ten-year old, the classic irreverent underachiever, is always in one pot of hot water or another. He can be selfish, prevaricating, disrespectful to his elders, and dishonest in his dealings with his peers.

Swami and Friends introduces us to Malgudi where Narayan frequently set his novels; it seems to be his Wessex. Malguldi is not featured with pages of description but we get a strong impression of the city through passages like this one: During summer Malguldi was one of the most detested towns in South India.

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R. Narayan is a much beloved novelist, and for very good reason

In the years that followed, Narayan had to seek a variety of di? erent publishers, and it was to be some time before his reputation was secured amongst a wide international audience. R. Narayan is a much beloved novelist, and for very good reason. Although the books in this volume were all written more than half a century ago, they are the freshest, the xv R. NARAYAN most sparkling of gems.

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Swami and Friends by R. Narayan is not merely an interesting read that could be enjoyed from top to bottom. Narayan's work attributes a lot of literary value, be it a teen book like Swami and Friends. Swami and Friends is good read for the kids and teens alike. Also the book is widely used in the Asian continent as a study text for the students who study literature as a subject at schools.

On the whole, Swami and Friends is an amazing novel and I do not think I would be reading a better novel ever. First of all, during one of my interviews for an MBA admission, I proudly told them that I read . The novel took me to my school days and I could relate many of the Swami's experiences to my own. This novel is an unadulterated and absolutely thorough portrayal of a child's life. Their response seemed almost spontaneous, Have you read Swami and Friends? I replied in the negative, at which point it almost seemed to be written on their faces that they thought I was bluffing.