R.K.Narayan and Swami and Friends Essay
Even my parents were not born at that time, but theINNOCENCE that I find in this book makes is itrefreshingly different from what we have nowadays.
Yes, as I kid I too loved to read about magic, mystery, adventures, and detective stuff. There are plenty of books which can take u totally to a different imaginative realm but to narrate about a young school boy’s formative years, his complex emotions, his fears, his day-to day routines, his circle of friends and the care-free life he enjoys ----brings out the BRILLIANCE of …show more content…
Swami and Friends is the first of a trilogy of novels written by R. K. Narayan, a celebrated English language novelist from India. The novel, which is also Narayan's first, is set in pre-independence days in India, in a fictional town called Malgudi. The second book is Bachelor of Arts and the third is The English Teacher.
A paperback edition was issued in Chicago by the University of Chicago Press in 1980 with ISBN 0-226-56829-6. Many other editions have been issued in other countries by several other publishers.
Swami and Friends is the story of ten-year old Swaminathan, a boy full of innocence, wonder, and mischief, and his experiences growing up in the fictional town of Malgudi. He is a student at the British-established Albert Mission School, which stresses Christianity, English literature, and the value of education. Life changes dramatically for young Swami when Rajam - a symbol of colonial power - joins the school, and becomes his close friend. book is about 10 years old swaminathan for whom life means - teachers, school work, friends, cricket, grandmother and many more things. I think you recall all your childhood life by reading this.
A railway station serves as the main entry