Book :: Waiting for the Mahatma

Waiting for the Mahatma
By: R. K. Narayan
Pages: 256
Genre(s): India
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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...

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Not my favourite read on this list, nor my least. Just a bit bleugh.

May 1st, 2024

forline forline

surprise ending---not sure why it took so long to read...didn't really like the main character....and what in the world did she see in him...still interwoven with interesting read.

Apr 5th, 2018

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74th on 100 Novels Everyone Should Read by Telegraph