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  • Published: 30 January 2007
  • ISBN: 9780143039655
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 264
  • RRP: $27.99

Malgudi Days

Short Stories From "An Astrologer's Day" And From "Lawley Road"; And Also Including Eight Additional Stories


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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 essence of India and of human experience.

  • Pub date: 30 January 2007
  • ISBN: 9780143039655
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 264
  • RRP: $27.99

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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