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R.K. Narayan Message Board 1/1/2012
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Author Narayan's Book Reviews

The Dark Room
Savitri strives to be an ideal, submissive wife to her cruel husband Ramani and endures years of abuse before running away, but eventually realizes she can't change her circumstances and comes back to protect her children and accept her only real option in life. This is one of Narayan's definitely darker novels and one of the few where he seriously examines the gender inequalities of traditional Indian society in the mid-twentieth century. I always thoug...