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Swami and Friends - R K Narayan Reviews


Guru Har Sahai, India

5 Reviews


Swami and friends rk narayan best stories

30 days ago 148 Views (via Mobile)

I am reading this book very nice story. Rk narayan is best writer and author . I am always read thrse book for time. In this book are give many msgs. Rk narayan always write best books. I am read chapter "swami and his father" is very interesting story. These books all chapter is very nice. Inte...Read More

Best book for children

Oct 08, 2016 03:50 PM 322 Views (via Mobile)

I read this book. I liked the stories in it.R.K. Narayana has showed his writing skills in this book.This is a very good story book for children.I really liked it.I request to all that they should read this once and came to know about the goodness of this book.


Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India

1 Review

Interesting book by rk narayan...njoyed reading it

Oct 02, 2016 10:49 PM 393 Views (via Mobile)

Swami and friends is the firrst of a trilogy of novels written by R.K Narayana.very distinctive book.Anything I mention about the book can be mistakenly understood as'spoilers', so I would rather give a glance into the book without mentioning any events or plots of the story.hence.Swami was a mi...Read More

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Singrauli, India, India

14 Reviews


Swami"s world

Sep 26, 2016 09:12 AM 361 Views (via Mobile)

To think that this one in a million piece, could not find a publisher is the irony of the great master storytellers’s luck. And ofcourse there was no stopping him. That is such a wonderful imaginary village, you had everything a child would vie for those childhood days and an environment to matc...Read More

Awesome book

Sep 25, 2016 01:22 PM 394 Views (via Mobile)

In this book, R K Narayan describes the simple adventures of Swami and his friends, Rajam and Mani. The stories are set in a fictional town called Malgudi, on the banks of the river Sarayu. Swami’s world is distinctly different from ours. There are no televisions, computers, mobile phones, carto...Read More


Bangalore, India

18 Reviews


Very nice book

Sep 22, 2016 10:39 AM 422 Views (via Mobile)

Positives "Ye Daulat Bhii Le Lo, Ye Shoharat Bhii Le Lo, Bhale Chhiin Lo Mujhase Merii Javaanii, Magar Mujhako Lautaa Do Bachpann Kaa Saavan, Vo Kaagaz Kii Kashtii, Vo Baarish Kaa Paanii." these magical lines by Sudarshan Faakir beautifully sums up the importance of childhood memories in our ...Read More

Swami and Friends

Sep 12, 2016 04:28 PM 452 Views (via Mobile)

The sheer specialty of composing this book has caught the hearts of a large number of individuals around the globe. It includes the tale of a young man, Swami(now an incredible character), who alongside his companions play traunt in the Narayan made well known town of Malgudi. The sheer brightne...Read More

Return to Innocence!

Jul 09, 2016 12:04 PM 965 Views

Swami and Friends by the renowned author R.K. Narayan is a beautiful book about a little boy Swami and his friends in a small town of Malgudi. The simple yet amusing adventures of these boys will take you down the memory lane and you will be reminded of your own childhood memories. Reading this ...Read More

A paragon of Humour and Irony

Mar 25, 2016 10:17 PM 1806 Views

I have read this novel as a syllabus and here is my review or you may say my assignment work. Introduction to the novel and novelist:- R.K Narayan is a prominent writer of world literature, his full name is Rasipuram Krishnaswami Narayan he was born in madras, India, after teaching and jou...Read More

Swami and Friends - R K Narayan

Jun 25, 2015 01:26 AM 3441 Views

Swami and Friends is the first of a trilogy of novels written by RK Narayan, a celebrated English novelist from India. The novel, which is also Narayan's first, is set in pre-independence days in India, in a fictional town - Malgudi, which has almost become a real place in India today, due to th...Read More

Book Review: Swami and Friends

Sep 22, 2013 06:21 PM 15347 Views

This is one of those books falling in the'children fiction' category, which will provide the same(or infact more) joy to adults too as it makes them remember those forgotten cherished childhood moments. The sweetness and naturalness of the book makes it a must read for all.for the simple reason ...Read More

Will take you back to your childhood

Jul 07, 2012 02:30 PM 22001 Views

Http://surbhireads.blogspot.in/2012/07/swami-and-friends-by-rk-narayan.html Swami and Friends by R.K. Narayan is simple to read book set in pre Independence days of India  in a fictional town Malgudi.The author's style of writing is simple , humorous and subtle still so real. It took me ba...Read More


New York City, United States of America

136 Reviews



May 25, 2011 03:51 PM 63250 Views

"If one has got to read even during holidays, I don’t see why holidays are given at all." - How much I Agree with this quote !! I remember on those rainy days, in my school years, how I used to pray for the rain to fall heavily during the time I had to leave for the school - 7 to 9 AM, 8 AM b...Read More

Remembering R.K.Narayan

May 12, 2006 06:14 PM 24123 Views

Remembering R.K.Narayan May 13th marks the fifth death anniversary of prolific Indian writer R.K.Narayan whose exquisitely crafted novels like Swami and Friends, The Dark Room, Bachelor Of Arts, Guide, Vendor Of Sweets, Waiting For Mahatma and The Grandmother’s Tale provide witty and pe...Read More


bangalore, india

1 Review

Memories of malgudi

Sep 30, 2005 04:42 PM 20244 Views

Swami and friends is fresh in my memory with the scenes from Malgudi days... with Master Manjunath and his friends. The first time I read this book it made me think back of my childhood and how well the series on swami and friends in malgudi days was shot. Its actually the way the book has be...Read More

Simply sweet Swami!!!

Aug 09, 2005 11:09 PM 101750 Views

Though the flavor of the SEASON is buzzing with Harry Potter Mania, still I am glued up reading R.K. Narayan’s First Novel “Swami and friends” (which was published in 1935) so enthusiastically. Even my parents were not born at that time, but the INNOCENCE that I find in th...Read More

The magic of R.K. Narayan

Apr 20, 2005 05:42 PM 21371 Views

R.K. Narayan, (Author of the celebrated Novel--Swami and Friends)was born in Madras in the year 1906. His first Novel--'Swami and Friends' was set in the enchanting fictional territory of Malgudi. The book 'Swami and Friends' is about the adventures of a school boy named Swaminathan and his f...Read More


Coimbatore, INDIA

9 Reviews


Swami's world

Jul 13, 2004 11:23 AM 17204 Views

To think that this one in a million piece, could not find a publisher is the irony of the great master storytellers's luck. And ofcourse there was no stopping him. That is such a wonderful imaginary village, you had everything a child would vie for those childhood days and an environment to matc...Read More


Cannanore, India

24 Reviews


The Bachelor of Arts

Mar 17, 2004 06:10 PM 24040 Views

There are books and books but there are a few books, which make you empathize with the protagonist so much so, that you feel that the incidents, which have been delineated in the book, have actually happened with you. The '' The Bachelor of Arts'' is one of those books which does this to you and...Read More

A masterpiece

Feb 22, 2004 05:19 PM 17538 Views

If there is a fascinating display of high quality literature that involves innocence, emotions, sentiments and playfulness of youthful characters, then this has to be the book. The sheer art of writing this book has captured the hearts of millions of people around the world. It involves the s...Read More

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