This book gives early understanding and assimilating the events, misdeeds and misleadings and turmoils that come across the academic side of the school life of the small boys, their homely atmosphere, relationships with their parents, granny, uncle and the parental care and the slackness in studies, disobeying the discipline of the school, where the kids join.
Author wish the readers, the students and the teachers would find it interesting and be enchanted if they go through line by line of this descriptive review.
‘Swami and Friends’ is a story about school – going kids around 10 years of age. The chief character of the novel being, Swaminathan, hereafter called as “Swami” in and around the class room and at home as a group of friends namely, Rajam, Sankar, Mani, Somu and Samuel known as Pea.
The entire story runs around Malgudi where one can see the Sarayu River, Keelacheri, Ellaman street, Railway lines, etc.,
The readers of the story will find more interesting and eagerness to know how the small boy could have missed, what was his fate after the sun had set in the west, what were the peculiar experiences the missing boy had to face at the dead-hour of that night.
The lucid style and vivid manner of presentation of R.K.Narayan, the author about the night scene over the places in Malgudi, Sarayu River and the railway line is very much thrilling, heart-touching and frightening experiences of the small boy that one cannot put down the book and stop reading until the end of the story towards which, I invite the readers to easy flow of happenings appear in this descriptive writing of the story ‘Swami and Friends’.