By (author) R. K. Narayan
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Guide by R. K. Narayan
Book DescriptionRaju's first stop after his release from prison is the barber's shop. Then he decides to take refuge in an abandoned temple. Raju used to be India's most corrupt tourist guide - but now a peasant mistakes him for a holy man. Gradually, almost grudgingly, he begins to play the part. He succeeds so well that God himself intervenes to put Raju's new holiness to the test.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780143039648
(198mm x 134mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author R. K. Narayan
Ramayana, Paperback (November 2006)
"The Ramayana" is the greatest of Indian epics - and one of the world's supreme masterpieces of storytelling. Telling the story, this work suggests that it can be enjoyed for its psychological insight, its spiritual depth and its wisdom - or as a tale of abduction, battle and courtship played out in a universe with heroes, deities and demons.
Painter of Signs, Paperback (November 2006)
Presents a story in which love gets in the way of progress when Raman, a sign painter, meets the thrillingly independent Daisy, who wishes to bring birth control to the city of Malgudi.
Malgudi Days, Paperback (November 2006)
Introducing a collection of stories, this work portrays an astrologer, a snake-charmer, a postman, a vendor of pies and chappatis - all kinds of people, drawn in full colour and domestic detail. It sheds light on the city of Malgudi, revealing the essence of India and of human experience.
R.K. Narayan Omnibus, Hardback (March 2006)» View all books by R. K. Narayan
Features stories such as "Mr Sampath - The Printer of Malgudi", "The Financial Expert", and "Waiting for the Mahatma".
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Author Biography - R. K. Narayan
R.K. Narayan was born in Madras, South India, in 1906, and educated there and at Maharaja's College in Mysore. His first novel, Swami and Friends and its successor, The Bachelor of Arts, are both set in the enchanting fictional territory of Malgudi and are only two out of the twelve novels he based there. In 1958 Narayan's work The Guide won him the National Prize of the Indian Literary Academy, his country's highest literary honor. In addition to his novels, Narayan has authored five collections of short stories, including A Horse and Two Goats, Malguidi Days, and Under the Banyan Tree, two travel books, two volumes of essays, a volume of memoirs, and the re-told legends Gods, Demons and Others, The Ramayana, and the Mahabharata. In 1980 he was awarded the A.C. Benson Medal by the Royal Society of Literature and in 1982 he was made an Honorary Member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Narayan died in 2001.
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