Malgudi Days

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Penguin, Aug 29, 2006 - Fiction - 288 pages
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Four gems, with new introductions, mark acclaimed Indian writer R. K. Narayan's centennial

Introducing this collection of stories, R. K. Narayan describes how in India "the writer has only to look out of the window to pick up a character and thereby a story." Composed of powerful, magical portraits of all kinds of people, and comprising stories written over almost forty years, Malgudi Days presents Narayan's imaginary city in full color, revealing the essence of India and of human experience. This edition includes an introduction by Pulitzer Prize- winning author Jhumpa Lahiri. 

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User Review  - nandadevi - LibraryThing

Perhaps the less acquainted one is with India the more impressed one might be by these stories. I can't otherwise explain their popularity. I don't mean that unkindly, they are a wonderful insight ... Read full review

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User Review  - salvadesswaran - LibraryThing

Reading these stories I realized how much India has changed, but people remain the same. Living in a suburb, I cannot relate to all the characters but there are several that I can identify. He's a true master. Read full review

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Contents

Title Page
AN ASTROLOGERS
GATEMANS GIFT
THE TIGERS CLAW
FATHERS HELP
FORTYFIVE A MONTH
THE
THE MARTYRS CORNER
LEELAS FRIEND
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R. K. Narayan (1906-2001) was born in Madras, South India. He is best-known for his vivid fictional recreation of urban India in the Malgudi series of novels. His 1958 novel The Guide won him the National Prize of the Indian Literary Academy, his country's highest literary honour. In 1980 he was awarded the A.C. Benson Medal by the Royal Society of Literature and in 1981 he was made an Honourary Member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.


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