The Vendor of Sweets

The Vendor of Sweets - R.K. Narayan It was a sheer pleasure to read such an amazing prose by R.K. Narayan! So many things were said in such a simple language that you could feel every inch of what each characters were going through. Specially the journey of ‘the vendor of sweets’ Jagan’s changing thought flows, his Gandhian principles, his Bhagavad Gita preaching (which sometimes he himself could not follow) all seemed very realistic and also the conflict between Jagan and his son Mali was portrayed beautifully. But I truly expected a proper ending from this book unlike ‘The Guide’ but yet again the author has left us to decide on that! Yet this novel was totally gripping.

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