Malgudi Days

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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'. Malgudi Days is the marvellous result. Here Narayan portrays an astrologer, a snake-charmer, a postman, a vendor of pies and chappatis - all kinds of people, drawn in full colour and endearing domestic detail. And under his magician's touch the whole imaginary city of Malgudi springs to life, revealing the ...

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Overview

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'. Malgudi Days is the marvellous result. Here Narayan portrays an astrologer, a snake-charmer, a postman, a vendor of pies and chappatis - all kinds of people, drawn in full colour and endearing domestic detail. And under his magician's touch the whole imaginary city of Malgudi springs to life, revealing the essence of India and of human experience.

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Editorial Reviews

Bernard Levin
"Narayan is a trustworthy guide to the heart and mind of India." -- The Sunday Times
Hilary Spurling
"A treat...he is an enchanter." -- The Observer
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780143039655
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/29/2006
  • Series: Penguin Classics Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 241,630
  • Product dimensions: 5.05 (w) x 7.73 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Narayan was born in in 1906 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. He died in 2001.

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Table of Contents

Author's Introduction 7
Map 10
An Astrologer's Day 15
The Missing Mail 20
The Doctor's Word 26
Gateman's Gift 31
The Blind Dog 39
Fellow-Feeling 44
The Tiger's Claw 51
Iswaran 57
Such Perfection 64
Father's Help 68
The Snake-Song 75
Engine Trouble 79
Forty-five a Month 86
Out of Business 92
Attila 97
The Axe 102
Lawley Road 111
Trail of the Green Blazer 117
The Martyr's Corner 122
Wife's Holiday 128
A Shadow 132
A Willing Slave 136
Leela's Friend 142
Mother and Son 148
Naga 155
Selvi 165
Second Opinion 176
Cat Within 204
The Edge 212
God and the Cobbler 224
Hungry Child 232
Emden 242
Glossary 254
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