Swami and Friends by R. K. Narayan Plot Summary

 Swami and Friends, 1935, was Narayan’s first novel, and it was at once hailed by competent critics as a great work of art. Graham Greene, for example, called it, “A book in ten thousand’, and Compton Mackenzie said, have never read any other book about India in the least like it. This is really creditable for a first attempt.  … Read more

The Vendor of Sweets, by R. K. Narayan Summary

This latest of Narayan’s novels came out in 1967. It is the story of Jagan, a sweet vendor. He is religious-minded and has been considerably influenced by The Gita. He is also a staunch follower of Gandhi and tries to live up to the Gandhian way of life. He wears khadi and spins charkha. However, he … Read more