The Vendor of Sweets, Paperback

The Vendor of Sweets Paperback

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series

3 out of 5 (1 rating)


While the colourful sweetmeats are frying in the kitchen, Jagan immerses himself in his copy of the Bhagavad Gita.

A widower of firm Gandhian principles, Jagan nonetheless harbours a warm and embarrassed affection for his wastrel son Mali.

Yet even Jagan's patience begins to fray when Mali descends on the sleepy city of Malgudi full of modern notions, with a new half-American wife and a grand plan for selling novel-writing machines.

From different generations and different cultures, father and son are forced to confront each other, and are taken by surprise ...




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Beautifully depicting the life of a village man under influence of foreign-return son.

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