The Vendor of Sweets, Paperback

The Vendor of Sweets Paperback

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series



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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