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Malgudi

\Maal-Gudi\
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Noun. September 18, 2012, Word of the Day
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Definition

A fictional town, somewhere in Karnataka, created by that genius, that one and only RK Narayan. The protagonist of all his stories is the affable kid Swami. Along with his friends, Swami is involved in a series of mostly hilarious episodes of fun, trouble and frolic.

Malgudi has everything a village in South India would have, created with imagination by Narayan with Tolkienish detail.

The ensemble was cast into a popular serial "Malgudi Days"


Usage

Malgudi is located on the banks of the river Sarayu
Added 2011-10-23 by Oh Pinne

Root

Kannada

Region

Karnataka

Categories

Places

Related Terms

Jolarpet

Terms referencing this

Pasoonamba

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Wolf_in_sheep's_clothing
Wordoc

Apparently a portmanteau of MALleshwaram + BasavanGUDI, two of RKN's favorite parts of Bangalore City!

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