RK Narayan used to write in English, after that his books were translated and he got recognition all over India, people came to know about Malgudi and the question arose that where is Malgudi?, but it was never found, know why?
Know the story of Malgudi town, the town about which I heard a lot, but did not see it.
A novel written in Madras was sent to London in 1935, the author sent it to his friends, so that they could know how it was written? Friends went to many publishers but no one could understand this story. When the author came to know about this, he sent a message to friends to immerse the novel in the Thames. Somehow his friend took this manuscript to the famous writer Graham Greene. Graham Greene read it and was struck by its style. The novel was published and was widely read in the country and abroad. This novel was ‘Swami and Friends’. The writer was RK Narayan and the story was written on that Malgudi town, which the team of the University of Chicago came to find, but no one could find it. Let us know the story of the same Malgudi town on the birthday of RK Narayan.
That town is the mirror of the changes of the society
RK Narayan wrote many stories, anecdotes and novels, but the center of all his writings remained Malgudi town, RK Narayan described this town and its people in such a way that whoever understood Malgudi should know in this town. Was eager to In the stories of RK Narayan, gradually this town became a mirror of the changes coming in the Indian society. In the 1980s, the Malgudi Days program was aired for the first time on Doordarshan, then it was broadcast from time to time. Recently, Malgudi Days was broadcast on Doordarshan for a few days even during the time of COVID. If you have seen it, then its unique tune must have resonated in the ears, if you have not seen it, then you will definitely see it once.
Why was Malgudi not found?
A film based on RK Narayan’s novel Guide, in which Devanand played the lead role. This was the story of a tourist guide who later becomes a spiritual master. This was the first time that RK Narayan got fame all over the country. RK Narayan used to write in English, after that his books were translated and he got recognition all over India, people came to know about Malgudi and the question arose that where is Malgudi?, but it was never found, because it was a town In the imagination of RK Narayan, he so diligently created this Malgudi with his writing prowess that became a centerpiece of human relations and the irony of daily life.
Malgudi was created like this
Very few people know that the famous English writer RK Narayan failed in the English subject in Intermediate, after that he decided to study in English and read writers like Shakespeare and Charles Dickens. This cycle continued for many years, one day suddenly he wrote some lines at a railway station, imagined a town near it and suddenly the name ‘Malgudi’ flashed in his mind. In an interview, RK Narayan had told that he first thought of Malgudi on the day of Dussehra in 1930.
University of Chicago placed in Literary Atlas
Malgudi is completely a fictional town, although one cannot guess this from the writings of RK Narayan. RK Narayan himself had said in an interview that Malgudi was composed so that the characters of the story novels could get a participial personality. It cannot be found on any map of the world. Although a team from the University of Chicago tried to find this town, but without success. After this the team has given place to Malgudi in the literary atlas of the university.
Now Malgudi will be visible on the map
Indian Railways has decided to make the fictional city of RK Narayan a reality, with the renaming of Yesvantpur-Mysuru Express to Malgudi in 2011, the Railways has done this as well. If all goes well, now Railways will place Malgudi on the world map as well. For this it has been decided to name Arsalu station as Malgudi station, Arsalu station is the same place where Malgudi Days program was shot, this place was chosen because it is very similar to RK Narayan’s fictional station. And at that time only two trains passed through here.
Who was RK Narayan
RK Narayan was born in Madras in 1906, his full name was Rasipuram Krishnaswamy Iyer Narayanaswamy. He was raised by his grandmother, in 1930 he completed his studies and started writing. For some time he also worked as a teacher. Later he completely engaged in writing. He has been honored with awards like Sahitya Akademi, Padma Vibhushan.
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