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Malgudi Days- R.K. Narayan, By- Dr. Deepa S. Kumar, ISBN-978-93-89918-30-4

Malgudi Days is a collection of thirty-two short stories written by R.K. Narayan. It is originally published in 1943 by Indian Thought Publications and later published in 1982. The stories in Malgudi Days set against the backdrop of nineteenth century India. They depict the middle-class society in a comic ironic mode. The master story-teller creates a mythical city in South India so that he has the liberty to meddle with its geography. The inhabitants of Malgudi are talkative, easy-going, intellectual and have a strong sense of identity. Narayan portrays an astrologer, a postman, a snake-charmer, a vendor of spices and chapattis- all kinds of people drawn in full colours and domestic details of a real Indian society. The themes of Narayan’s stories are about human beings. They are all dependently inter-related and inter-connected.

 

GENERAL INTRODUCTION

The Short Story (Forms, Structural & Evolution)

Life and Works of R.K. Narayan

Narayan—The Short Story Writer

Narayan’s Style

 

SPECIAL INTRODUCTION

Malgudi Days: A Collection of Short Stories

The World of Malgudi

Major Themes in Malgudi Days

Summaries & Analysis: Malgudi Days (32 stories)

Characterization in Malgudi Days

Character Sketches: Malgudi Days

Humour, Satire and Irony in Malgudi Days

lndian Elements in Malgudi Days

The Talkative Man Stories in Malgudi Days

Ponrayal of Children in Malgudi Days

Portrayal of Women in Malgudi Days

Autobiographical Elements in Malgudi Days

Animal Stories in Malgudi Days

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Malgudi Days- R.K. Narayan, By- Dr. Deepa S. Kumar, ISBN-978-93-89918-30-4

Malgudi Days is a collection of thirty-two short stories written by R.K. Narayan. It is originally published in 1943 by Indian Thought Publications and later published in 1982. The stories in Malgudi Days set against the backdrop of nineteenth century India. They depict the middle-class society in a comic ironic mode. The master story-teller creates a mythical city in South India so that he has the liberty to meddle with its geography. The inhabitants of Malgudi are talkative, easy-going, intellectual and have a strong sense of identity. Narayan portrays an astrologer, a postman, a snake-charmer, a vendor of spices and chapattis- all kinds of people drawn in full colours and domestic details of a real Indian society. The themes of Narayan’s stories are about human beings. They are all dependently inter-related and inter-connected.

 

GENERAL INTRODUCTION

The Short Story (Forms, Structural & Evolution)

Life and Works of R.K. Narayan

Narayan—The Short Story Writer

Narayan’s Style

 

SPECIAL INTRODUCTION

Malgudi Days: A Collection of Short Stories

The World of Malgudi

Major Themes in Malgudi Days

Summaries & Analysis: Malgudi Days (32 stories)

Characterization in Malgudi Days

Character Sketches: Malgudi Days

Humour, Satire and Irony in Malgudi Days

lndian Elements in Malgudi Days

The Talkative Man Stories in Malgudi Days

Ponrayal of Children in Malgudi Days

Portrayal of Women in Malgudi Days

Autobiographical Elements in Malgudi Days

Animal Stories in Malgudi Days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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