Monday, December 14, 2009

Malgudi Days by R.K Narayan, reviewed by Arshmeet Singh

Malgudi Days by R.K Narayan

Reviewed by
Name: Arshmeet Singh (13 years)
School: The Srijan School

MALGUDI DAYS is among R.K NARAYAN collection of short stories. The
Stories written with simple style and characteristic gentle irony portray the
Variety and colour of Indian life. Malgudi Days is a collection of some 30 old
Short stories. The character of each story is very common and represent the
Character of real life. Be it a school boy , a retired old man, a gardner, a maid
Postman, snake charmer, cobbler, a gateman or even a dog. These character
Touches the heart of everyone around the world.The book is an essence of
Human life and of India .
I really loved these stories most “Ishwaran” (story of a student who is
Determined on clearing his intermediate dispite many attempts and
Mocking ) “Naga” (Story of a child whose father is a snake charmer),
The blind dog (story of roadside dog, who willingly becomes slave to
A blind beggar) Apart from these stories other stories are also very simple
And compelling.
No story is more than 8 pages on average. He want his stories to be
In tune completely with the truth of life,truth as I perceive it. The
Reader may read a lot into the stories depending on his experiences
In life.

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