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Mr. Sampath, the printer of Malgudi ; The financial expert ; Waiting for the Mahatma

Author: R K Narayan
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.
Series: Everyman's library (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.), 294.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the novels of R.K. Narayan (1906-2001), the forefather of modern Indian fiction, human-scale hopes and epiphanies express the promise of a nation as it awakens to its place in the world. The three novels brought together in this volume, all written after India's independence, are masterpieces of social comedy, rich in local color and abounding in affectionate humor and generosity of spirit. Mr. Sampath'The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R K Narayan
ISBN: 9780307496928 0307496929 1299132170 9781299132177
OCLC Number: 607347191
Description: 1 online resource (533 pages).
Contents: Mister Sampath, the printer of Malgudi --
The financial expert --
Waiting for Mahatma.
Series Title: Everyman's library (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.), 294.
Other Titles: Novels.
Mister Sampath, the printer of Malgudi
Responsibility: R.K. Narayan ; with an introduction by Alexander McCall Smith.
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In the novels of R.K. Narayan (1906-2001), the forefather of modern Indian fiction, human-scale hopes and epiphanies express the promise of a nation as it awakens to its place in the world. The three novels brought together in this volume, all written after India's independence, are masterpieces of social comedy, rich in local color and abounding in affectionate humor and generosity of spirit. Mr. Sampath'The Printer of Malgudi is the story of a businessman who adapts to the collapse of his weekly newspaper by shifting to screenplays, only to have the glamour of it all go to his head. In The Financial Expert, a man of many hopes but few resources spends his time under a banyan tree dispensing financial advice to those willing to pay for his knowledge. In Waiting for the Mahatma, a young drifter meets the most beautiful girl he has ever seen'an adherent of Mahatma Gandhi'and commits himself to Gandhi's Quit India campaign, a decision that will test the integrity of his ideals against the strength of his passions. As charming as they are compassionate, these novels provide an indelible portrait of India in the twentieth century. (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) From the Hardcover edition.

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