Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Painter Of Signs by R.K. Narayan, reviewed by Stuti

The Painter Of Signs by R.K. Narayan

Reviewed by
School: Gyan Mandir Public School

About the Author:

R.K. Narayan (1906 –2001) born and educated in India, was the author of fourteen novels, numerous short stories and essays a memoir and three retold myths. October 10, 2006, the centennial of Narayan’s birth.

Main Characters:





It is about a painter in the imaginary town of Malgudi. His name is Raman. He lives at home with his aunt who takes care of him. She took care of him from the time his parents died. She is a very religious person and goes to the temple everyday, Raman paints signs for different types of people. For example the Bangle seller one day he is asked to paint a sign by this lady. Raman gets attracted to this lady, Daisy and starts visiting her meanwhile. Daisy is planning a Birth control campaign, she is going to visit some of the Remote villages to explain this since Raman helps her. She decided to take Raman with her. They travel from village to village and fall in love but Daisy like Ganga in the legend of King Santanu lays down conditions for their marriage Raman agrees but Daisy refuses as she think her mission is more important and Raman believe in next Janma, he will meet her and thus proved to be true Indian. The main objective of the story is about how Daisy brokes all the chains of women and motivate others. I think you should all read this story.

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