Mr. Sampath: The Printer of Malgudi - Chapter Four Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter Four, the printer announces that his men have gone on strike that day and The Banner cannot be printed that day. Srinivas visits other presses but they are not willing to take on the journal. Finally, while out for coffee, he runs into a North Indian man who happens to be a printer. The man has a commanding and magnetic personality. Srinivas asks the man, who gives him name as Sampath, if he will print the journal. Sampath agrees without any further questions and notes that, “when a person becomes my customer, he becomes a sort of blood relation of mine” (58).

They go to Kabir Lane where the printing press is. Sampath calls it The Truth Printing Works. He provides some samples of his work. A man named Soma Sundaram, or Mr. Somu for short, arrives to complain about the delay...

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