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Mr sampath-the Printer of Malgudi, the Financial Expert, Waiting for the Mahatma

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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.

Synopsis:

Honoring the centennial of the birth of the forefather of modern Indian fiction, a second omnibus edition contains a trio of novels, set in the fictional town of Malgudi and written after India achieved independence, and features Mr. Sampath--The Printer of Malgudi, The Financial Expert, and Waiting for the Mahatma, in which a drifter's encounter with a beautiful young woman inspires him to follow Gandhi.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307496928
Subtitle:
The Financial Expert ; Waiting for the Mahatma
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf
Author:
Narayan, R. K.
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
India
Subject:
India Social life and customs.
Subject:
Humorous stories, Indic (English)
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20060307
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
578

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"Synopsis" by , Honoring the centennial of the birth of the forefather of modern Indian fiction, a second omnibus edition contains a trio of novels, set in the fictional town of Malgudi and written after India achieved independence, and features Mr. Sampath--The Printer of Malgudi, The Financial Expert, and Waiting for the Mahatma, in which a drifter's encounter with a beautiful young woman inspires him to follow Gandhi.
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