The Painter of Signs Summary
R. K. Narayan

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The Painter of Signs Overview

The Painter of Signs is a comic novel set in the fictional town of Malgudi, India, in the 1970s. It tells the story of Raman, a sign-painter opposed to the idea of marriage, who meets and falls in love with Daisy, an unusually independent and career-oriented woman who works for the local Family Planning Clinic. The novel deals with themes of spirituality versus rationality, women’s rights, and living in the present.

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