My Days in Malgudi (Malgud, Ratnagiri)
Malgudi is a village in Maharashtra, located in Konkan Belt Malgudi Days (short stories) by R.K. Narayan, was based on this small town only.
It forms the setting for most of Narayan's works. Starting with his first novel, Swami and Friends, all but one of his fifteen novels and most of his short stories take place here. Narayan has successfully portrayed Malgudi as a microcosm of India.
It is also Birthplace of the famous Marathi poet, Kavi Keshavsoot. It is a small peaceful village about 1 km. away from Ganpatipule. The poet's house was recently renovated and converted into a student's hostel. The Marathi Sahitya Parishad (Marathi Literature Society) has constructed a beautiful monument called Keshavsoot Smarak in memory of this great son-of-the-soil.