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DetailsOriginally written in 1955, R. K. Narayans novel, Waiting For The Mahatma is a remarkable story set against the struggles involved in the Indian Nationalist Movement, as witnessed through the eyes of its protagonists, who are zealous followers of Mahatma Gandhi. Waiting For The Mahatma is set in the fictional town of Malgudi.It follows the story of its leading characters, Sriram and Bharati, amidst turbulent events taking place during the period 1939 to 1947 in Indias struggle for freedom, that saw a great upsurge in nationalism and culminated with the partitioning of India. Sriram, a young twenty year old lives with his grandmother in Malgudi in Southern India.Completely enchanted with a girl in the neighbourhood named, Bharati, whom he finds witty, capable, wonderful, unpredictable, infuriating, and condescending all at once, he is experiencing young love, marking his entry into manhood. Bharti is loyally devoted to the cause of Mahatma Gandhi, and actively involved in his Quit India Movement. Influenced by her passionate devotion, and introduced to revolutionary Gandhian philosophies by her, Sriram too, dedicates himself to Gandhis service, and becomes an activist.Waiting For The Mahatma begins as an unusual love story, taking on a deeper meaning, as readers witness the triumphs and tribulations of Sriram, as an impassioned member of Gandhis entourage, devoted to his ideals. Amidst a nationwide political struggle, Sriram ends up with certain anti-British fanatics, and partaking in their clandestine activities, much to the disappointment of his grandmother.The novel written in true R. K. Narayans brand of subtle wit and humour, features the presence of Gandhi as a character, one of the books main highlights. Waiting For The Mahatma has been deemed to be one of R. K. Narayan's most successful novels.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Indian author R. K. Narayan whose full name was Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Narayanaswami, was considered one of India's greatest English novelists, credited with making Indian literature accessible to the world, through the English language. His body of work includes, The Guide, Malgudi Days, The English Teacher, The Bachelor of Arts, and many more novels. He was known for his distinctive, witty, and subtle comic style of writing fiction, non-fiction, and mythology. He was born on 10th October, 1906, in Chennai. After completing his Bachelors Degree from Maharaja College of Mysore, he decided to pursue a career in writing. His friend cum mentor, Graham Greene, helped him get his work published initially. In the series Swami And Friends, he created a fictional town called Malgudi.One of the leading figures of early Indian literature in English, R. K. Narayan received many awards and honours during the course of his long career spanning 6 decades. Among these were, the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1958, the Padma Bhushan in 1964, the AC Benson Medal by the Royal Society of Literature in 1980, and finally, India's second-highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan in 2001. He died at the age of 94 on 13 May 2001.
SKU Code PRK B 4010 Weight in Kg 0.0800 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9788185986067 Author Name R K NARAYAN Publisher Name Indian Thought Publication