Under the Banyan Tree and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by R. K. Narayan, set in and around the fictitious town of Malgudi in South India. Under the Banyan Tree and Other Stories has ratings and 50 reviews. umberto said: If we want to relax and have a good time with a book, I’d like to r. 16 Apr R.K. Narayan’s Under the Banyan Tree is really a collection of sketches rather than short stories that bring to readers the daily life of the India of.

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Paperbackpages. A sense of satisfaction He is a master of short story which clearly comes out in this book.

He takes it that Muni is the owner and starts negotiations with him. He struggled to continue and he stuttered and he fumbled.

I told him- Go away, no trunk or baggage here. Views Read Edit View history. Like Nambi in the title story, Narayan has the mesmeric ability to spellbind his audience. His parents have suddenly remembered an bwnyan vow they had taken in his childhood when ths was suffering from some illness. He is struck dumb when she has nothing to say. Which may be the point that Narayan is attempting to make.

Narayan wrote clearly and simply about India, usually in villages and small towns.

Under the Banyan Tree and Other Stories

I read this while visiting family in India. Anrayan is the case with Nambi. Nitya The generation gap – 20 year old Nitya is in a dilemma.


It is fun to read about Indian life. I could pick up a story from anywhere and it would happily crackle to life, reinvigorating the dormant data-point from the recesses of my mind. Units at a time Unlimited books month AED. These are short incidents in larger stories that continue in readers’ minds. This is an enchanting collection from India’s foremost storyteller, rich in wry, warmly observed characters from naraan walk of Indian life – merchants, beggars, herdsmen, rogues – all of whose lives are microcosms of the human experience.

People often do read books for plenty of reasons. My favourite tale in this collection was ‘Annamalai,’ a touching story of the bond between an introverted writer and his devoted, eccentric servant.

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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 the R.

Teh will suggest that Nambi gave up story-telling too soon and should have been a little more patient. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

Under the Banyan Tree by R. There is a macabre ending or two, but also many that had me laughing out loud.

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The prose is simple yet elegant, the characters are often weird or flawed but definitely believable. As the story unfolds, the physical setting recedes into the background, and the focus shifts to the spiritual setting, which serves the development of character, theme, and action.


He tried again the nzrayan day but was similarly tongue-tied. A rebellious young man refuses to honour a vow made by his parents in an ancestral temple long ago in Nitya.

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I will go away to my parents…. When ever I read a short storyI feel cajoled and Pre occupied with the thoughts of naraywn short form of the work presented in a lucid form. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Oct 13, Ashwin V rated it it was amazing. His short stories here recapitulate the history of the form from O.

Narayan is a very deft writer, and it hard to put down this book which seems so pointless at first. Remembering Sikh Riots in Bokaro: Narayan we have the theme of story-telling, isolation, hardship, escape, fear, failure, loyalty and selfishness.

He kept quiet for an hour waiting for something to happen. If we want to relax and have a good time with a book, I’d like to recommend R.