Malgudi Days

“I made preparations to leave the town in a couple of days, leaving the engine to its fate, with all its commitments. However, nature came to my rescue in an unexpected manner.” (84)

Narayan, R. K. Malgudi Days. Engine Trouble. New York: Penguin, 2006. Print.

I picked this passage because of how it represents the troubles that the poor people in India have throughout this novel, and how everything seems to come down to “fate” or luck, although in reality a lot of the misfortunes come from the cause and effect relationship between people that have much more power and influence over the institutions, like local government, that then effect these people in every day lives.