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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 ...

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Overview

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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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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Meet the Author

R. K. Narayan (1906–2001), born and educated in India, was the author of fourteen novels, numerous short stories and essays, a memoir, and three retold myths. His work, championed by Graham Greene, who became a close friend, was often compared to that of Dickens, Chekhov, Faulkner, and Flannery O'Connor, among others. October 10, 2006, is the centennial of Narayan's birth.

Jhumpa Lahiri won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her debut collection of stories, Interpreter of Maladies, and is the author of The Namesake.

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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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