Going easy A still from the episode Dodu A house for Swami: A coffee shop at Green Hotel, Mysore. Malleshwaram station in Bengaluru may have inspired Narayan to create the one in Malgudi.
The stories in the anthology were all first published in the Hindu of Madras newspaper established in and now called simply The Hindu. The style and length of the stories were to a good extent shaped by their publication in a newspaper much of whose audience read English as a second language.
Or a third or a fourth. There are thirty stories in this collection. I have already posted on three of them. I will just post briefly on the two stories of today.
The central figure in this story is a gateman a door keeper. He is employed by a fabulously wealthy man. He has no idea what the man does or where his wealth comes from and would no more dream of asking than he would question a God.
The great man has spoken to him only twice in 30 years and he treasures those occasions as the greatest moments of his life. When he reaches a certain age his wife gives him the courage to go to the great man and ask for a pension which he is granted.
Now that he has leisure time he begins to carve figures out of wood.
Soon he becomes very skilled at this and can make very involved artistic pieces. He soon makes a practice of taking one to the office when he goes to get his pension to give to the people there. One day he gets up all his courage and asks the people in the office to give what he regards as his best ever work to the great man.
In a few weeks for the first time in his life he gets a certified letter.
He is afraid to open it. He thinks perhaps his old boss has decided to cut off his pension for creating a disturbance in the work place by giving out his carvings. Or maybe the carving he gave him displeased the man.
His wife tells him he is an idiot and says he should open the letter but she is afraid to open it. He even goes to the hospital and asks them to ex-ray the letter.
They tell him he must be crazy. He then decides if he is crazy they will not cut of his pension and he begins to act as if he were crazy. There is a really lot in this story. Narayan constructs a world in just a few pages. I have left the ending unspoiled so others can enjoy it.
One day a local man sees an advertisement in the paper seeking an assistant to a scholar of ancient Indian history who is on an expedition looking for artifacts.
The man could not be more thrilled when he gets the job. What happens strains credibility a trifle but not so much I could not accept it.
I will, I hope, read more of his stories and at least one of his shorter novels soon.Compare and contrast the two stories by R.K. Narayan.
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R.K. Narayan's Writing Style And Languages Words: Pages: 9 Paragraphs: 34 Sentences: Read Time: R.K. Narayan's style embodies his vision of life, the typical life of Malgudi in an extraordinarily simple and unpretentious language with no straining after effects.