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DetailsAt sixty Jagan is a prosperous widower, a sweet-vendor who contrives to combine handsome profits with highminded Gandhian Principles. The apple of his eye is his son Mali, for whom he feels a deep but absurdly embarrassed affection, which appears to go unrequited. When Mali coolly announces that he is abandoning school to go to America to become a writer, Jagan's fatherly feelings are thrown into still greater confusion. And when, a year or two later, Mali returns with a half-Korean, half-American wife and a grandiose scheme for marketing a novel-writing machine, Jagan is utterly at sea.He is confronted by the new world shockingly personified - a world where his cherished notions of marriage and morals seem to count for nothing. The tragicomic clash of the generations deepens with every chapter. Jagan's final escape from the galling chains of paternal love comes as unexpectedly as every other twist in this delicious story.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Renowned Indian author R. K. Narayan is considered to be one of the most prominent writers in the country. He has written many novels including Swami and Friends, The Bachelor of Arts, The Dark Room, The English Teacher, Waiting For The Mahatma, and The Guide. His work, written in a natural, simple, and humorous style, captures the myriad flavours of Indian life.Born in the year 1906, in Madras, he graduated from Maharaja College of Mysore and began his career with teaching, followed by occasionally writing for English journals and publications. He soon became an acclaimed writer, having written many memorable classics, and is considered one of the three leading writers of early Indian Literature. He has received several awards and honors, including the Padma Vibhushan and the Sahitya Akademi Award for The Guide, in 1958. He passed away in 2001, at the age of 94, in Chennai.
SKU Code PRK B 4007 Weight in Kg 0.0700 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9788185986098 Author Name R K NARAYAN Publisher Name Indian Thought Publication