Books By RK Narayan That Every Child Must Read (Age: 8+)

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when someone mentions RK Narayan? Malgudi Days? Swami & Friends? For this generation of Harry Potter kids who swear by International author books- introduce them to the magical world of Malgudi and how RK Narayan brings alive the India of the pre-independence era right in front of our eyes. We list 10 books by RK Narayan that every child must read- tell us which one is your favourite!

October 10th marks the birthday of one of India’s most revered and celebrated authors of all times- Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Narayanaswami, also known as RK Narayan. The author who was inspired by the simple things in and around him in South India, where he grew up, was one of the very first authors to write Indian literature in English and showcase the Indian culture to the western world. 

His works have been transcended across generations and you would find a copy of his best works for children in almost every household. His books help to look at the simpler things in life and this narrative style was simply unparalleled. We ‘ve listed the best works of RK Narayan that you must get your kids to read.

Just click on the books to buy them right away! Which one is your favourite? Tell us in the comments below and don’t forget to subscribe for KSP Book Club to receive curated reading recommendations for kids every week.


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