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DetailsThe Painter of Signs tells us the story Raman, a young painter of signboards, a bachelor who glories in his old-fashioned independence, whose work takes him all over Malgudi, and requires him to do business with some of the city's most important, as well as its most absurd, tradesmen. Raman is polite and businesslike with everyone - but underneath the small talk he conducts a quizzical dialogue with himself about his fellow humans and the meaning of their lives.Enter Daisy - an unlikely name for the ruthless but very attractive young woman who commissions Raman, on behalf of the population clinic she runs, to paint signs advocating two-child families. Together they travel around the neighboring country villages where Daisy preaches birth control. Raman is appalled by the hard-edged zeal she brings to her work, just as he is enthralled by her beauty and mysterious independence of spirit. They are obviously made for each other. Or are they?In this sardonic bittersweet tale of love in modern India, R. K. Narayan has created two of fiction's most endearing and unique young lovers, and an unsetting story about India at its best and worst.ABOUT THE AUTHOR : R. K. Narayan was a well-known novelist and short-story writer. Narayan also wrote Waiting For The Mahatma, Under The Banyan Tree And Other Stories, The Bachelor of Arts, and The Vendor of Sweets. Narayan was born on 10th October, 1906, in Madras, British India. He completed his schooling from Christian College High School, Chennai. Narayans father was posted at Maharajahs Collegiate High School, Mysore, where the library was loaded with books. This helped to satisfy Narayans desire to read. It was during this time that he began writing as well. Narayan failed to enter a university in his first try, which made him spend one more year at home, reading and writing. He then cleared the entrance test, and gained admission into Maharaja College of Mysore, where he finished his undergraduate degree. He was discouraged by his friend to study further, after which he took up the job of a school teacher.Narayan soon quit that job, and began writing novels at home. His writing career spanned more than 60 years, during which he was presented with several awards, including the Padma Vibhushan and the Sahitya Akademi Award.
SKU Code PRK B 4001 Weight in Kg 0.1800 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9788185986104 Author Name R K NARAYAN Publisher Name India Thought Publication