Malgudi Analysis

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Malgudi is a fictional, semi-urban town in southern India, conjured by Narayan. He created the town in September 1930, on Vijayadashami, an auspicious day to start new efforts and thus chosen for him by his grandmother. The town was created with an impeccable historical record, dating to the Ramayana days when it was noted that Lord Rama passed through; it was also said that the Buddha visited the town during his travels. While Narayan never provided strict physical constraints for the town, he allowed it to form shape with events in the various stories, becoming a reference point for the future.
Key Words - Fictional, Semi - urban, impeccable, constraints.
R.K. Narayan as a novelist had a Prolific writing skill who could make an imaginative land a land of life. It sounds authentic when we read the novels which comprises of realistic fiction, knitted with geographical features where people live their lives with behavioral patterns. The novel has a limited circumference around which a fictional world of Malgudi exists. Many writers of South had tried to coo relate Malgudi to the existing places like Coimbatore, Mysore and other regions. R.K. Narayan visualised Malgudi in South India and all his novels were some how set in the same locale. It was a small town where people were happy with their simple living. Malgudi is created a self contained town with a centrally located Market an office, a court, police station, and two schools, Many other facilities were
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