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Malgudi Days

Malgudi Days

Malgudi Days is a collection of short stories by famous Indian novelist R. K. Narayan published in 1943 by Indian Thought Publications. The book {ISBN :81-85986-17-7} was republished outside India in 1982. The book includes 19 stories, all set in the fictional town of Malgudi . Each of the stories portrays a facet of life in Malgudi.

Malgudi – A fictitious small town in south India is typical of any small town or village, habituated by timeless characters who could be living anywhere in the world. They are simple folks, dealing with their lives in an uniquely engaging, humorous and humane manner.

In 1987, Shankar Nag – the late Kannada actor and director, directed television series of these short stories entirely near Agumbe in Shimoga District, Karnataka. The sketches for these serial were done by acclaimed cartoonist R.K. Laxman, brother of R.K. Narayan.

In 2004, the project was revived with film-maker Kavitha Lankesh replacing the late Shankar Nag as director. The new series was telecast from April 26, 2006 on Doordarshan.

Few noted title songs of Malgudi Days Televised Episodes

Tanana Tana nana naa (Fast version)     
Tanana Tana nana naa (slow version)     

TV Serial Episodes

  1. Swami & Friends Episodes 1 to 8
  2. Paap Ka Gada
  3. Salt & Saw Dust : Episodes 1 and 2
  4. The Antidote
  5. Minister without Portfolio
  6. The Snake Song
  7. Dodu
  8. Sidda
  9. Mandir Ka Budda
  10. Chowkidhar
  11. Naga : Episodes 1 and 2
  12. Lawley Road : Episodes 1 and 2
  13. Doctor’s Word
  14. Hero
  15. Muni
  16. Dhakia
  17. Maha Kanjus
  18. Vendor of Sweets: Episode 1 through 8
  19. Swwets for Angles
  20. Annamalai – Episodes 1 and 2
  21. Engine Ki Kahani
  22. Iswaran
  23. Govind Singh Ki Bhent
  24. Dhar
  25. 45 Rupiya
  26. Aaya
  27. Rome Ka Moorthy
  28. The Performing Child
  29. The Career
  30. Trail of the Green
  31. Blazer
  32. Four Rupees
  33. Neighbour’s Help
  34. Astrologer’s Day
  35. The Gold Belt
  36. Nitya
  37. The Seventh House
  38. The Blind Dog
  39. The Missing Mail
  40. Fellow Feeling
  41. The MCC-Malgudi Cricket Club


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