A Tiger for Malgudi

A Tiger for Malgudi

by R. K. Narayan
     
 

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A venerable tiger, old and toothless now, looks back over his life from cubhood and early days roaming wild in the Indian jungle. Trapped into a miserable circus career as 'Raja the magnificent', he is then sold into films (co-starring with a beefy Tarzan in a leopard skin) until, finding the human world too brutish and bewildering, he makes a dramatic bid for

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A venerable tiger, old and toothless now, looks back over his life from cubhood and early days roaming wild in the Indian jungle. Trapped into a miserable circus career as 'Raja the magnificent', he is then sold into films (co-starring with a beefy Tarzan in a leopard skin) until, finding the human world too brutish and bewildering, he makes a dramatic bid for freedom.

R.K. Narayan's story combines Hindu mysticism with ripe Malgudi comedy, viewing human absurdities through the eyes of a wild animal and revealing how, quite unexpectedly, Raja finds sweet companionship and peace.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140185454
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/1994
Series:
Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.18(w) x 7.66(h) x 0.34(d)

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