‘English Teacher’ by R. K. Narayan

9788185986036THE ENGLISH TEACHER by R.K NARAYAN IS THE STORY OF KRISHNA WHO HAD BEEN LIVING IN ALBERT MISSION COLLAGE FOR MANY YEARS FIRST AS A STUDENT AND THEN AS A TEACHER . KRISHNA’S WIFE AND HIS DAUGHTER LIVED FAR AWAY WITH HIS PARENT’S. SOON THEY COME TO STAY WITH  KRISHNA IN A RENTED HOUSE . THE FAMILY ENJOY’S A SHORT HAPPY LIFE .THE FAMILY IS STRIKED BY A GREAT TRAGEDY. KRISHNA’S WIFE SUSHEELA PASSES AWAY DUE TO THYPHOID. KRISHNA GET’S DIPRESSED.

KRISHNA MEETS A MAN NAMED NALLAPA AND FINDS A MEDIUM IN HIM TO COMMMUNICATE WITH HER SOUL. HIS CHILD IS TAKEN TO A PLAY  SCHOOL. HE MAKES FRIENDSHIP WITH THE HEADMASTER OF THE SCHOOL. HE INVITES HIM FOR LUNCH.THE HEAD MASTER TELLS THAT A SAGE HAS PREDICTED THE DAY ON WHICH HE WOULD DIE.

AFTER SOME DAY’S THE HEADMASTER MAKES A VISIT AND ASKS KRISHNA TO TAKE OVER THE SCHOOOL BECAUSE THE PREDICTED DAY WAS THE NEXT DAY.  THE NEXT DAY KRISHNA GOES TO VISIT THE HEADMASTER AND FIND’S HIS WIFE IN TEAR’S . THE HEADMASTERWAS MISSING . KRISHNA SERCHES FOR HIM AND FIND’S HIM AT SCHOOL.

KRISHNA RESIGHN’S HIS  JOB AND HELP’S THE HEADMASTER IN RUNNING THE SCHOOL.

Reviewed by Deepak D. K.

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