A Trip to Malgudi: 4 Books to Explore the Enchantment of R.K. Narayan Books

If you have ever craved to escape into the world of the familiar and fantastical, look no more, for the literary giant, R.K. Narayan, and his books transport you to this perfect little town, Malgudi. His timeless stories weave a tapestry of humour, social commentary, and heartwarming tales that captivate readers of all ages. So, put on your comfiest reading pajamas, for we are about to embark on a journey through the enchanting world of R.K. Narayan books!

Malgudi Days

The book is a collection of 30 stories set in the fictional town of Malgudi, located in South India. Each story portrays a different aspect of life in the town. Right from the astrologer, who knows nothing about stars or astrology, Dr. Raman, who is only available for life-and-death situations, to Swami, the little character who first appeared in Swami and Friends, everyone in the little town of Malgudi seems to have the capacity to respond to the quality of the hour. This leads the readers to wonder if this is something we need to revive. 

Malgudi Adventures: Classic Tales for Children

After the success of Malgudi Days, this is R.K. Narayan’s second masterpiece. It is all about the stories of the escapades of Swami and friends in the town of Malgudi. The book is filled with unforgettable stories, including the one with Babu, who tries to set up the lights for her sister’s Navratri Exhibition but throws the entire household into gloom; another one with Chandan, who has fallen in love with the banks of the Sarayu River; and the hilarious continuation of the events that reveals when Raja, a tiger, takes shelter in the local school. All in all, it is an interesting collection that leaves the reader rejuvenated. 

The Guide

“The Guide” is the story of ‘Railway Raju’, who goes on to become one of the greatest holy men of India after being a corrupt tour guide. Just like any other novel by R.K. Narayan, this story also takes place in the fictional town of Malgudi. The protagonist plays the part so well that even God intervenes to put his newfound sanctity to the test. What do you think happens to the guide in the end? Pick out your copy today to find out!

The Man-Eater of Malgudi

Meet Natrajan, who earns his living as a printer and has the capability to disturb the peace of the whole village at once! Venture into the town of Malgudi to find out more about the comic and calamitous complications that arise when Vasu threatens the life of a temple elephant, whom Natrajan has befriended. 

What are you waiting for? Pack your bags and head for Malgudi! We promise you will not be disappointed.

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