Waiting for the Mahatma

Product Number: EB00173243
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780345803856
Publisher: Vintage
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Description

In the novels of R. K. Narayan (1906-2001), the forefather of modern Indian fiction, human-scale hopes and epiphanies express the promise of a nation as it awakens to its place in the world. In Waiting for the Mahatma, a young drifter meets the most beautiful girl he has ever seen-an adherent of Mahatma Gandhi-and commits himself to Gandhi's Quit India campaign, a decision that will test the integrity of his ideals against the strength of his passions. This novel, written after India's independence, is a masterpiece of social comedy, rich in local color and abounding in affectionate humor and generosity of spirit.

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Author(s): R.K. Narayan
Original Publish Date: Jul 25, 2012

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