Swami and Friends


R. K. Narayan

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Ranga is the cart man who finds Swami unconscious after his night wandering lost in the wilderness. He rescues Swami by bringing him to Mr. Nair, thinking himself too simple to know what to do. Ranga is one of few peasant characters in the novel, and notably, Swami knows little of his role in the rescue and does not think to thank him later.
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Ranga Character Timeline in Swami and Friends

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Chapter 17
The Political and the Personal Under British Colonial Rule Theme Icon
Ranga, a man who drives a cart, is out on an early morning journey when his... (full context)
Chapter 18
Innocence, Family, and Growing Up Theme Icon
...missing. Swami tells Mani the whole story of his terrifying night, being picked up by Ranga, and then being rescued by Mr. Nair and forgetting to say goodbye. Mani recommends that... (full context)