32 Famous Quotes By R.K. Narayan That Will Instill In You A Love For Life.
Every 90s kid would surely remember notorious Swami and his gang of friends from the fictional village of Malgudi. The close resemblance of the characters to our day to day life contributed to the popularity of the series, which were adapted from renowned writer RK Narayan book, Malgudi Days. He was a man of exceptional talent and was among the first Indian writers whose works compelled the West to sit up and take notice. However what you may not know about this man of letters is that he never appeared for interviews. Apparently his despise for journalists was a result of an experience he had with a reporter from TIME magazine. Narayan had agreed for a photo shoot with the journalist, and in his over-excitement he made Narayan stop at every possible nook and corner of Chennai city. An exhausted and frustrated Narayan then vowed that never again in his life shall a journalist be allowed to squander his time.
Did you know that this famous writer faced multiple rejections for being too simplistic and lacking grandeur in his writing? But it was Graham Greene who realized the potential in Narayan’s works and thus Swami and Friends reached readers.