Mr. Sampath: The Printer of Malgudi

Fri 19 August 2011 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Srinivas wants to chart his own path but is burdened by responsibilities. He comes to Malgudi to start "The Banner", a weekly magazine and here he meets Sampath, the printer. Together, they form a partnership to promote the weekly. When the subscriptions start looking up, Sampath forces Srinivas to suspend the publication and drags him into writing a story for a movie he is co-producing. The rest of the book deals with the fate of the movie and if "The Banner" is resurrected.

A simple story narrated in typical RK Narayan style.