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Gods Demons And Others
  • Published: 7 September 2001
  • ISBN: 9780099282532
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $24.99

Gods Demons And Others



'R K Narayan is one of those writers who not only creates literature but reaffirms its relevance to everyday life' Financial Times

Assuming the character of a wise village storyteller, R K Narayan sits in the cool of an imaginary evening to recount the tales of the centuries.Taken from the Mahabharata, the Ramayana and other Indian epics, the gods and demons, saints and sinners assume their symbolic and philosophical roles without ever losing their human characteristics. It is a measure of the author's achievement that he so subtly imbues them with his own distinctive wit and vision.This book is illustrated throughout by Narayan's brother R K Laxman, with woodcuts based on temple carvings.

  • Published: 7 September 2001
  • ISBN: 9780099282532
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $24.99

About the author

R. K. Narayan

R K Narayan's writing spans the greatest period of change in modern Indian history, from the days of the Raj - Swami and Friends (1935), The Bachelor of Arts (1937) and The English Teacher (1945) - to recent years of political unrest - The Painter of Signs (1976), A Tiger for Malgudi (1983), and Talkative Man (1987). He has published numerous collections of short stories, including Malgudi Days (1982), and Under the Banyan Tree (1985), and several works of non-fiction.

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Praise for Gods Demons And Others

RK Narayan's Malgudi novels are humorous gems and it is a great pity that they are not better known. He wrote beautifully and with great compassion, something regrettably lacking in some humorous writing

Alexander McCall Smith

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