Name of the book: Malgudi School Day’s
Publisher: Puffin Books
Place: New Delhi
Year of Publication: 2010
Contents: Collections of short stories written by R.K. Narayan. Each chapter portrays the author as a different person in a different profession with simple style and characteristics gentle irony portray the variety and colour of Indian Life. For example, Narayan takes on the role of an astrologer, a postman, a doctor, a blind beggar, a Brahmin, a man who faces down a man-eating tiger, a man who carves an image of God, and a boy who does not want to go to school. Narayan in his introduction says: I have named this volume MALGUDI DAYS in order to give it a plausibly geographical status.Narayan’s explain that Malgudi is a small town in south India and that is imaginary and not to be found on any map…
Each story is unique and touches some or the other part of our everyday life and as Narayan mentions in the beginning that the characters of Malgudi can be found anywhere in the world and the stories have universal appeal. Very few authors can capture the human emotions in such a beautiful way.
My Suggestion : This book is one of best book of my life. I recommend this book to all readers. It’s a must read book and I am sure you‘ll enjoy.