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  • Paperback
  • 185 pages
  • The Vendor Of Sweets
  • R.K. Narayan
  • English
  • 13 October 2019
  • 8185986096

The Vendor Of Sweets❰PDF / Epub❯ ✅ The Vendor Of Sweets Author R.K. Narayan – Essayreview.co.uk 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 Ameri 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 The Vendor ePUB Ì 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: R.K. Narayan

R K Narayan is among the best known and most widely read Indian novelists who wrote in EnglishRK Narayan was born in Madras, South India, in , and educated there and at Maharaja s College in Mysore The Vendor ePUB Ì His first novel, Swami and Friends and its successor, The Bachelor of Arts, are both set in the enchanting fictional territory of Malgudi and are only two out of the twelve novels he based there In Narayan s work The Guide won him the National Prize of the Indian Literary Academy, his country s highest literary honor In addition to his novels, Narayan has authored five collections of short stories, including A Horse and Two Goats, Malguidi Days, and Under the Banyan Tree, two travel books, two volumes of essays, a volume of memoirs, and the re told legends Gods, Demons and Others, The Ramayana, and the Mahabharata In he was awarded the AC Benson Medal by the Royal Society of Literature and in he was made an Honorary Member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Most of Narayan s work, starting with his first novel Swami and Friends , captures many Indian traits while retaining a unique identity of its own He was sometimes compared to the American writer William Faulkner, whose novels were also grounded in a compassionate humanism and celebrated the humour and energy of ordinary lifeNarayan who lived till age of ninety four, died in He wrote forthan fifty years, and published until he was eighty seven He wrote fourteen novels, five volumes of short stories, a number of travelogues and collections of non fiction, condensed versions of Indian epics in English, and the memoir My Days Wikipedia.


10 thoughts on “The Vendor Of Sweets

  1. says:

    This is one of his dull and depressing works Through out the plot, the vendor of sweets Jagan comes across as a weakling and coward afraid to confront any adverse situation Rather he prefers to stealthily sneak away This attitude of his s spoils his son Mali and ultimately emotionally forces him to go away from his own house Jagan also frequently appears to be torn between choice of making money and leading an austere life This confusion and his inability to address it exposes his duplicity This is one of his dull and depressing works Through out the plot, the vendor of sweets Jagan comes across as a weakling and coward afraid to confront any adverse situation Rather he prefers to stealthily sneak away This attitude of his s spoils his son Mali and ultimately emotionally forces him to go away from his own house Jagan also frequently appears to be torn between choice of making money and leading an austere life This confusion and his inability to address it exposes his duplicity

  2. says:

    I happened to be reading this book while I was visiting the same house where RK Narayan penned his books The Vendor of Sweets made me chuckle in a few places there is the typical Narayan wry wit and the philosophical undertones that characterizes his work An enjoyable read.

  3. says:

    Written in the late 60s and probably set at about the same time I don t know the history well enough to pinpoint clues are the increasing use of private motorcars in provincial cities, the liquor prohibition laws which provide a pivotal plot point, a 60 year old who went to jail as a youth for civil disobedience as a follower of Ghandi and some sort of early computer The story is loosely about the old India versus the new The son of the titular sweetshop proprietor goes off to America for a Written in the late 60s and probably set at about the same time I don t know the history well enough to pinpoint clues are the increasing use of private motorcars in provincial cities, the liquor prohibition laws which provide a pivotal plot point, a 60 year old who went to jail as a youth for civil disobedience as a follower of Ghandi and some sort of early computer The story is loosely about the old India versus the new The son of the titular sweetshop proprietor goes off to America for a couple of years to become a writer and returns with a business scheme, a Korean American woman to whom it scandalously turns out that he is not married, wearing suits and expressing a lot of impatience with his perception of India s backwardness His father falls back on tradition and spirituality partly as a way to avoid conflict with his son, and reminisces fondly on his own arranged marriage in a couple of elegaic chapters The business scheme itself, hardly addressed, seems almost satire perhaps Narayan intended some commentary on overseas businessmen coming into exploit local investors who are easily dazzled by talk of progress

  4. says:

    If you re an Indian, you can t have grown up without knowing R K Narayan He s the man behind Malgudi the place I like to think of as the universal village Seldom has a world been so self contained as Malgudi is, and once you ve come across it, you ll know at once that it s everywhere Malgudi is every village in the world the people, the mindset, the things you see, the perceptions of the world outside For every story by Narayanan, you can draw a parallel to your own life, even in the t If you re an Indian, you can t have grown up without knowing R K Narayan He s the man behind Malgudi the place I like to think of as the universal village Seldom has a world been so self contained as Malgudi is, and once you ve come across it, you ll know at once that it s everywhere Malgudi is every village in the world the people, the mindset, the things you see, the perceptions of the world outside For every story by Narayanan, you can draw a parallel to your own life, even in the twenty first century.His writing style is another reason to adore him The narration is simple and straightforward, never flowery, but never lacking in anything Much like Malgudi itself, his writing is factual and whole while never ascribing to anything superior He might describe a scene in plain words, but that lends an authenticity to it It reminds you of sitting on a porch at five in the evening, drinking tea and listening to your grandfather tell tales of his childhood At the same time, he pokes gentle fun at the people of Malgudi and the people of the world in his dry way Now for the actual story Jagan, the titular character, is a widower who owns a sweet shop His greatest joys in life are the Bhagavad Gita, Gandhiji s teachings and his son It s the latter of the three that is the main source of his trouble, and you ll see why It s a wonderful book, equal parts amusing and thought provoking Four out of five stars

  5. says:

    I find it hard to review this book, or even to pin down what I liked so much about it Mostly, I think I enjoyed the window into a life with very different touchstones and sign posts from my own.The main character is perhaps not surprisingly a person who owns a store that makes and sells candy in the Indian village where he lives and grew up We gradually get to know him and the world as seen by him The people who work in his shop, his son whose point of view would probably befamiliar I find it hard to review this book, or even to pin down what I liked so much about it Mostly, I think I enjoyed the window into a life with very different touchstones and sign posts from my own.The main character is perhaps not surprisingly a person who owns a store that makes and sells candy in the Indian village where he lives and grew up We gradually get to know him and the world as seen by him The people who work in his shop, his son whose point of view would probably befamiliar to me which makes it evenwonderful that we don t see the world through his eyes , and a lot of wonderful characters like a man who claims to be related to everybody and seems to mostly go around talking with people all day and mooching off of them although in a wonderful, relaxed way.Really enjoyable

  6. says:

    Typical R K Narayan story. sweet, simple centered in malgudi portraying the later age days of a genuine, selfless and satyagrahi turned sweet shop owner His life is full of grief due to society and above all his own spoilt son Narayan has beautifully portraid the helplessness of an indian father with his traditional values against his son returned from america with a girl and a lot of foolishness.Enjoy to read and it is very sad but practical to understand the feelings of jagan, the shop owne Typical R K Narayan story. sweet, simple centered in malgudi portraying the later age days of a genuine, selfless and satyagrahi turned sweet shop owner His life is full of grief due to society and above all his own spoilt son Narayan has beautifully portraid the helplessness of an indian father with his traditional values against his son returned from america with a girl and a lot of foolishness.Enjoy to read and it is very sad but practical to understand the feelings of jagan, the shop owner against all odds

  7. says:

    Thus I conclude that if one wants to live many lives or many places, one must read booksandof them But I adore the memory of that little self sufficient town with lives so simple yet characters so complex in each other s company The monotony I never admired is interesting when I read the lives of Malgudi There is no day distinctive from the other in Malgudi, yet there is much to graze as the prying of private lives will never come to a stop I have been browsing much simpler word Thus I conclude that if one wants to live many lives or many places, one must read booksandof them But I adore the memory of that little self sufficient town with lives so simple yet characters so complex in each other s company The monotony I never admired is interesting when I read the lives of Malgudi There is no day distinctive from the other in Malgudi, yet there is much to graze as the prying of private lives will never come to a stop I have been browsing much simpler words to describe how it feels to read Narayan s and live the spirit of the typical Malgudi Our fascination is satiated by the immaculately written story line with innocent, childlike characters playing their role naturally,like reveling them Primitive is the word, very accurate indeed The narration is simple, conceivable and humorous Humorous here means little snigger here and there when we associate ourselves with the character at that situation, as one would act out of ignorance and realizes later of it all and chuckles How the protagonists slips into a by lane of childhood good old days, as one may call and into his youth is enjoy to read, but provides very little relevance to the story we dwell in There seems to be a repetition of relations in his books The father son relation is the most noticeable one A son who would not comprehend his father s sentiments and views is too much of a problem I loved Jagan, for he takes quicker decisions and ponder over them later questioningly He trusts his obsequious accomplices easily and will blindly fall for their flattery Yet he cannot be wholly controlled as still he allows a doubt to dwell in his mind against you Narayan writes Do you realize how few ever really understand how fortunate they are in their circumstances And Certain things acquired an evil complexion if phrased, but remained harmless in the mind We read books for these simple solutions to complex problems of life I love it

  8. says:

    Yet another very well written story my the great man where he brings out the much seen and debated East West conflict between two generations of an Indian family It is the conflict between a genuine Indian or Eastern father and his Western bred son RK was way ahead of time when he highlighted this issue which we started hearing a lot much later Going abroad for studies is still a big thing in India so we can easily understand the enormity of the event in our Malgudi town Every single letter Yet another very well written story my the great man where he brings out the much seen and debated East West conflict between two generations of an Indian family It is the conflict between a genuine Indian or Eastern father and his Western bred son RK was way ahead of time when he highlighted this issue which we started hearing a lot much later Going abroad for studies is still a big thing in India so we can easily understand the enormity of the event in our Malgudi town Every single letter was celebrated and it was narrated to the entire town so by the end of the year almost entire Malgudi knew every single thing about the unseen distant country RK has a very special way of making the readers connect to all the chracters, a sense of overpowering intimacy is established in every single story that I have read and that is how the characters become intimate personalities as the story progresses You start feeling living the emotions of the father here by the last chapter and that is what makes him a master story teller

  9. says:

    I have had this book on my TBR for 4 YEARS Something told me to grab a copy and as usual I always follow my gut when this happens I am so glad I did I enjoyed the relationships formed, the narrative was captured perfectly alongside that I just love Indian sweets My mouth was watering at times.Jagan is my favourite character although everyone was likeable I will be readingof his work very soon Completely hooked Initially rated 4 stars but changed to 5.If you re looking for a short st I have had this book on my TBR for 4 YEARS Something told me to grab a copy and as usual I always follow my gut when this happens I am so glad I did I enjoyed the relationships formed, the narrative was captured perfectly alongside that I just love Indian sweets My mouth was watering at times.Jagan is my favourite character although everyone was likeable I will be readingof his work very soon Completely hooked Initially rated 4 stars but changed to 5.If you re looking for a short story by a diverse author with a hint of Indian culture history he is the author I would recommend

  10. says:

    Brilliant loved it.Another great story by R.K Narayan A simple and humorous I liked the way the characters are sketched and presented and the smooth flow of the story.

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