Waiting for the Mahatma

Waiting for the Mahatma

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The first time that indolent young Sriram knows about Mahatma Ghandi's visit to Malgudi is when a collection box is waved beneath his nose by the most beautiful girl he has ever seen. The vision's name is Bharato. Capable and quick-witted, her scorn for her gauche but ardent admirer is almost equal to her devotion to the Mahatma. Yet that is how Sriram leaves Malgudi to become a passionate apostle of the Quit India campaign - only to find his convictions tested by the rigours of a prison cell.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 22mm | 258.55g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099282267
  • 9780099282266
  • 431,234

Review quote

"R. K. Narayan's novels are like a box of Indian sweets: a highly-coloured container conceals a range of delectable treats, all different in a subtle way, but each one clearly from the same place. There are fourteen novels in the oeuvre-enough to create a world. Enthusiasts of his work will read them all and return to them time and again. The busy, or the less committed, may open the box and take out one at random-it does not really matter which order one reads them in. But be warned: the consumption of one leads to a strong craving for more" Alexander McCall Smith, author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency seriesshow more