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English teacher Krishna has recently married, but his wife and daughter live miles away. The story begins with his immediate family deciding to join him. Krishna is initially frightened by this, but soon finds that his love for both his wife and child grows deeper than he could have imagined.
Personal Review: The English Teacher by R.K. Narayan
Through his unobtrusive insights, Narayan paints a beautiful picture of a small fictional South Indian town - Malgudi (which is in reality, a mixture of images derived from his hometown in the Kumbakonam District of Tamilnadu and Mysore in Karnataka. Narayan's description of the life of South Indians- their simple houses, grandmothers, earnest young men, garrulous retired men, street dogs, cricket playing youngsters- all make for a compelling picture, funny and poignant simultaneously. I cannot recollect the number of times I have read this book - The old Indian TV serial "Malgudi Days" immortalized Narayan's imagination on Indian television. Of course, Malgudi days dealt primarily with Narayan's celebrated "Swami and his friends", but the small town also serves as the backdrop for this semi-autobiographic novel of Narayan. The English teacher- Krishnan
very little of the book is fiction. a moment for which one feels grateful to life and death" The book is based on Narayan's real life. In his own words..her height (in reality.leads a blissful life with his wife and daughter. the fragrance of jasmine that enveloped everything associated with her. Narayan's wife was taller than him!).One can only begin to sense the magnitude of Narayan's loss. Life takes a cruel turn when his wife dies of typhoid. Narayan 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price! ... Through this book. For More 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price: The English Teacher by R. The rest of the book deals with Krishnan's struggle.the magnificent ending of the book.There are loving references to Susheela. the description of her midnight-blue silk saree.. seances through which he communicates with his wife's soul and finally.K. Narayan has accorded the Indian way of life and his love the greatest possible respect and honor.. when the author finally realizes the true meaning of life and he experiences "a moment of pure immutable joy.