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  • Malgudi days is a collection of 32 short funny and witty stories

    • by Karthik

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      Malgudi days is a collection of 32 short funny and witty stories. Its author as I have mentioned in the title is R K Narayanan.

      The stories happen in Malgudi, an imaginary town located somewhere on the banks of Sarayu (a river in South India). Even though it is common to call Malgudi an imaginary town, you will not feel it is imaginary while reading the book. You can trace it to any village in south India. The stories carry the scent and sounds of these villages and you instantly blend into the situations in the stories. You will feel as though you are the character in the story yourself and that is

      the secret behind the success of this immensely popular book.

      Rather than revolving around a particular plot these stories wander off dreamily. Each of the stories describe the relationship between members in a family, the various social taboos prevalent in the mid ninteties. All the stories will seem faintly similar but they are vastly different from each other. The stories deal with the most ordinary men and women and that makes these stories extraordinary. Each story deals with simple people and simple issues they are faced with in real life. The stories instantly establish a connection between the reader and the characters. Some of the stories are humorous while other will shake your soul ...

      • so wildly that you might cry. Anyway I can dare to say that once you read these stories the memories will last you for your lifetime. You will carry them to the grave!

        Indian villages which are often depicted as poverty-ridden, infested with epidemics, occupied by good for nothing illiterate fellows have another side to them. They have a charm, a charm which I cannot explain. This charm is depicted and presented in each of the stories in this book. Each story is so full of humanity and will invoke that part of you which you have forgotten in this deplorable rat chase called life.

        And the endings of each stories. They are also special.

        The author will never reveal what happened at the end and will leave it to your imagination. It will make you go mad thinking what would have happened. The author will tease you by leaving you wondering for ever as those endings will never be written as the author himself is dead.

        Well, to come back to our lives. This book is one of those extra extra ordinary book which you MUST read. If you do not, then you are losing something very valuable. I recommend this book to all readers. The book is available for 7$ in amazon and other sites. So buy yourself one for sure…

        Did I mention that you must read this book?

    aditya says :

    Malgudi is actually a fictious town. it is located in karnataka
    Thamanna says :

    I think this book is from Bangalore.because R.K NARAYAN is born in we can say that it is not in Kerala it is in Bangalore or Tamilnadu
    Galega says :

    The story is complete fiction and the author had never indicated about its location. He was definitely from Bangalore and hence the inspiration about location may belong to Kernataka.
    akshaya says :

    r k narayan was born in madras not in banglore .he have shifted there for several years due to his fathers trannsfer to the mysore college
    Aryan Jha says :

    This book is really AWSM .. Everyone in their lifetime , once should read this beauty .. Salute to R.K. Narayan .. Great job …..
    kavya says :

    which south state is the story belong to???
    vinesh says :

    Atiksh says :

    Kerala is the correct answer vinesh because all stories in India in south India have stories of Kerala only
    Prashant says :

    Wrong. Malgudi days is not at all based in kerela. It is said to be based in the tamilnadu and bangalore as R.k Narayan was born in bangalore and knew nothing about life of kerela. There are two localities in bangaloe-MALLeswaram and basvanGUDI. The name is said to be a mixture of the two. And moreover the places that have been mentioned in the book are similar to localities of chennai and bangalore. Understand
    niranjan says :

    Tamil Nadu
    cavya says :

    no,i think it is in bangalore. since rkji was frm bangalore.
    DP says :

    its CORRECT what prashant says.but IF MALLeshawaram and basavanGUDI ARE SAID TO BE THE MIXTURE SO IT SHOULD BE’MALLGUDI’ NOT`MALGUDI’
    usha says :

    it is not there really but his imagination is very small village of Karnataka and that’s not mallgudi it is completely imaginary village don’t create such a nonsense plz and read the whole book u could uerstand it
    KARTHICK says :

    rk narayan is from chennai
    arsh says :

    it may be in uttar pradesh or uttarakhand on the banks of sarayu
    Rahul says :

    Rahul says :

    Inspiring story
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