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The English Teacher
Title : The English Teacher
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ISBN : 9788185986036
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 184

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The English Teacher Reviews

  • Petra X

    As always with Narayan, the writing is a joy to read. The prose flows smoothly, the descriptions come to life and dialogue reads as true. I liked the story too (I won't spoil it by giving it away) but the metaphysical aspects were not believable and once I reached that part of the book, it became a bit heavy-going. Some authors, especially South American ones like Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Jorge Amado, have such a touch writing magical realism that you automatically accept those aspects as cred [...]

  • Ian Laird

    Correction to an important geographical detail (thanks Parthi) and minor edits 31 March 2016.In south India, Krishnan, a young English teacher, is joined by his wife, Susila, and baby daughter Leela.They are able to set up a household together for the first time. Shortly thereafter, Susila contracts typhoid and dies. Krishnan, bereft, holds on through his love of his child, and with the help of his mother-in-law. Later, he makes contact with Susila in the spirit world and starts a new, more fulf [...]

  • Paul Bryant

    This was like walking into a plate glass door, bang! right on the nose, didn’t see it coming at all, ouch ouch. It was also like having one of those distressing conversations with a good friend where you go - what was that you just said? You don’t seriously believe that do you? - after which things get really awkward and you have to re-evaluate everything you thought they were. I previously read three RKN novels and thought they were a joy as everyone does, hence my consternation. So, to be [...]

  • Rajat Ubhaykar

    Public toilets in India always leave me breathless, with relief and also with lack of air. They also bring to mind the subtle differences between oft misused words such as available and accessibile, by virtue of being inaccessible even when they are available, which is not very often. A curious peek inside one transports the most hardened hearts and most insensitive noses to a well-stocked chemistry lab paying olfactory tribute to Messrs Haber & Bosch. On certain busy days, I'm told one can [...]

  • مروان البلوشي

    تاريخ القراءة الأصلي : ٢٠٠٢معلم هندي يدرس اللغة الإنجليزية في مدينة هندية صغيرة في أواخر عهد الإستعمار البريطاني. هنا تجد التفاعلات حافلة ومكتوبة بأسلوب حي وقريب للقلب.

  • Sandhya

    R. K. Narayan is an absolute favourite of mine and some of his works are undoubtedly masterpieces.His The English Teacher is the third part of Narayan's trilogy after Malgudi Days and The Bachelor of Arts (for review, you could check out sandyi. The first part of this particular book is brilliant and extremely touching but the second part moves into very unexpected territory, leaving one a bit confused. Yet, if you are a Narayan fan, I would still go ahead and recommend this book to you.

  • Bina

    The English Teacher is set in India of the 150s and we meet Krishna, our protagonist, as he is living in a college hostel and teaching English at the school where he himself used to be a pupil. Despite living in this enclosed environment, he is married and has a young child. We see Krishna taking small steps, making preparations for his wife and child to join him and so setting off to find a good house, where they can be together as well as have a space away from each other. The discussions wi [...]

  • Laysee

    A gem of a book. Elegant prose. It tells the story of Krishnan's grief over the loss of his wife and his desperate attempts to commune with her beyond the grave. On another level, it explores what gives meaning to work. Krishnan's lack lustre role as an English teacher is contrasted with the passionate commitment of the poor school master who runs a preschool for the neighborhood children. Teachers of literature would be able to identify with the exhilaration of seeking to enthuse students about [...]

  • Deepika Ramesh

    Even before you begin to read my review, I must confess that I'm a die-hard fan of R.K. Narayan for his poignant stories bail me out of this mundane world effortlessly. While all the authors, whom I have acquainted through their books, help me escape reality, R.K. Narayan makes it hard to go back to the real world after reading his books as readers like me suffer from the inability to comfort our souls that want to live in Malgudi and refuse to accept this sphere. Yes, so, please forgive me if y [...]

  • Prashant

    I swear that if anyone else, any other author would have crafted the story line similar to this book, I would have hated him. Must have cursed him with all my heart and would also have made an attempt or two to leave the book midway. But no sir, not Mr. Narayan. He won't let me do it. Every time my thoughts went awry he built a new wave of ideas to bring me back. The reader is coaxed and cajoled as much as the characters to keep going and take it all head on. A little bit too literally, I must s [...]

  • Mehwish Mughal

    Reading R.K.Narayan is like time-travelling to another dimension. Hypnotized and disconnected from reality. The English Teacher is no exception. It is a journey towards understanding life and death!

  • Phil Barker

    I love the way Narayan writes so that you can hear the Indian voices. Doesn't really matter what the story is, he gives you a glimpse into another world.

  • ArZo

    My beloved brother Shadman Hasan has suggested me about this precious book and posed that R.K. Narayan will take me a different universe perhaps a private realm created by his touch of ink. After going through of the book I am acceding that contemplation regarding this book is quite approvable.✎Name of the book: The English Teacher✎Author: R. K. Narayan✎Publisher: Indian Thought Publications ✎Year of Publication: 2016✎First Published: 1945 (In England)✎Genres: Novel, Autobiographical [...]

  • Surabhi Sharma

    One of the best stories by R.K Narayan. The story is completely unexpected and the suspense is thrilling. I like the second half of the book when the story took an unexpected turn and hook you to the seat.I heard a lot about this book and was very keen to read. I absolutely loved it.

  • Pushpa

    An intensely spiritual book. And an intensely human book. It has the whole myriad of experiences a normal person would have in his life. You smile along during the happy days of the couple, you get this sinking feeling when the wife falls ill, gets worse day by day. You celebrate when she shows signs of improvement. You feel the husband's utter despair when he loses his wife. You need not believe the metaphysical part in the book. Even so, you sure will appreciate what is being communicated in t [...]

  • Anushree Rastogi

    An intensely spiritual book, the transition in the narrator's life from being a bachelor to moving on to a happy married lifed the consequent death of his wife is heart touching. A particularly moving part of the story is the description of the day when his wife dies. The way he seeks to find her presence in his surroundings his supernatural encounters the innocence of his daughter the most insignificant details are perfect and in sync with the storyline. This book is nothing short of a masterpi [...]

  • P

    I found 'English Teacher' quite different from R.K.Narayan's other works. It may be because this one is more serious and deals with the spiritual side. It is a poignant narration of how the loss of a loved one(for Krishna, the protagonist) or from constantly waiting for death to deciding to live life more fully(for the schoolmaster) changes the course of life.

  • Gorab Jain

    Didn't like the intervention of supernatural powers otherwise 5 star stuff!!Husband wife relation is very cutely and realistically portrayed! The child is very innocent raising cute little curious questions everytime :)

  • Suhasini Srihari

    A nice read! Found the 'platonic love' between Krishna and Sushila more inspiring and the later 'spiritual love' more ecstatic! R.K.Narayan has the connection of the scenes in a nice flow and one need not look back to revise before reading further.

  • Lilian

    This was a fairly simple book to read, once I got myself into it. It is compelling and interesting, but it wasn't until I reached the final paragraph that I felt it was truly beautiful.

  • Kanagarajan iyer

    Krishna, a lecturer in Albert Mission College, Malgudi is the protagonist of the novel. He is in hostel with Rangappa, the philosophy teacher and Gopal taking mathematics. His chief is Mr Brown.His senior in college is Gajapathy, Asst. Prof. of English.His father suggests to fix up a house on rent and start his life with his wife, Sushila and the new born baby.House has been fixed. His wife and mother arrive. He is very fond of his wife. Both daughter-in-law and mother-in-law are in good terms. [...]

  • Margaret

    R.K. Narayan does not write in a particularly complicated way. He was fluent in English and was one of the founders of English language Indian literature (or so the Internet tells me), and the simplicity of writing is deceptive. The focus instead is on the lives of the characters, their inner thoughts and emotions, and their way of life. The English Teacher is about an English teacher, who has been working away from his young family for a while at a university in the Malgudi universe, the settin [...]

  • Akshay Dasgupta

    They say time is the best healer but time never heals. It may blur memories or emotions but its NEVER heals. When we suffer the tragic loss of a near and dear one, it is impossible to forget that person, no matter how many years pass by. Thats why i say time never heals but it helps us to put memories and emotions into a small box at the back of our mind. As time passes we open that box sometimes and rummage through the memories and emotions. I guess that's just how the human mind works and cope [...]

  • Jay

    I found here wonderful writing. I had not previously read Narayan but will read more. What made this wonderful was the way he wrote, feeling like I expect India feels. The characters were vivid and were exotic to me, but seemed to be of the place. The English teacher himself was cocky and in love and it showed. I also liked the contemporary feel despite the book having been published in 1945. I felt a timelessness here, as if it could have happened this year. The part that I found out of kilter [...]

  • Annette mathews

    A different take on Spirituality. While i was reading this book, i got typhoid, which was really strange(not sure if that is the right word to use here) since the teacher's wife in the novel was down with typhoid too and she dies. I gave up reading this book right away after getting to know that i was down with typhoid.Part of me giving such low ratings is due to this. Its too much of coincidence. I dont know what made me to take up the book again.Well, i have finished it . It was a light read. [...]

  • Balaji Sankara Moorthy

    "The English Teacher" is all about life and its reflections. At times, the life will take us by storm and throw us in abyss. Yet we may have to find happiness for one or other reasons. Likewise, Krishnan, the protagonist in this novel loses his beloved wife and starts living solely for his young daughter. Despite several frets and frustrations he finds a way to lead a contented life. The second half of the story may be quite dragging but at the end the story will leave the reader very much satis [...]

  • Lucynell

    Disappointing. One of the most annoying kinds of disappointing actually. The one where it starts off great and then goes nowhere at all. So the beginning was cool, reminded me of Rohinton Mistry and his glorious A Fine Balance with its colors and sounds and all. A bit Dickensian. Then it loses it and becomes blunt. Dull. The man published a gazillion books so maybe there's treasures to be enjoyed elsewhere but it's not here.

  • Ike Khan

    I had not previously read this book nor was I familiar with the work of R K Narayan until I was asked to narrate it as an audio-book for Listening Books. Krishna, an English teacher in the town of Malgudi, nagged by the feeling he's doing the wrong work, is nonetheless delighted by his domestic life, where his wife and young daughter wait for him outside the house every afternoon. Devastated by the death of his wife, Krishna comes to realise what he really wants to do, and makes a decision that [...]

  • Rishi Prakash

    This book was written by the great man in 1945 and is considered to be the third and final part in the series, preceded by Swami and Friends (1935) and The Bachelor of Arts (1937). This novel, dedicated to Narayan's wife Rajam is not only autobiographical but also poignant in its intensity of feeling. Rajam died of typhoid in 1939. It is said that her death affected Narayan deeply and he remained depressed for a long time; he was also concerned for their daughter Hema, who was only three years o [...]

  • Sachin

    The novel which records the personal experiences of the Author after the death of his wife. Extremely disappointed after the death of his wife, due to a minor fever which took larger proportions, the protagonist is unable to come to terms with life, until one day, when a boy comes and delivers him the message from his dead wife. Krishna confused by the message, decided to follow the boy at once, and is taken to a person who claims to commune with the souls of the dead.Krishna then often visits t [...]