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  • The Ramayanaby R. K. Narayan

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 14.00

    A sweeping tale of abduction, battle, and courtship played out in a universe of deities and demons, The Ramayana is familiar to virtually every Indian. Although the Sanskrit original was composed by Valmiki around the fourth century BC, poets have produced countless versions in different languages. Here, drawing on the work of an eleventh-century... more...

  • A Tiger for Malgudiby R. K. Narayan

    Penguin Group US 1994; US$ 13.00

    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... more...

  • Mr Sampath-The Printer of Malgudi, The Financial Expert, Waiting for the Mahatmaby R. K. Narayan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 27.00

    In the novels of R. K. Narayan (1906-2001), the forefather of modern Indian fiction, human-scale hopes and epiphanies express the promise of a nation as it awakens to its place in the world. The three novels brought together in this volume, all written after India?s independence, are masterpieces of social comedy, rich in local color and abounding... more...

  • The Mahabharataby R. K. Narayan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; Not Available

    The Mahabharata is some 3,500 years old and is the longest poem in any language. It is one of the founding epics of Indian culture and, with its mixture of cosmic drama and profound philosophy (one small section forms the BHAGHAVAD GITA) it holds aunique place in world literature. In this drastically shortened prose rendering, Narayan uses all his... more...

  • Swami and Friendsby R. K. Narayan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    R. K. Narayan (1906?2001) witnessed nearly a century of change in his native India and captured it in fiction of uncommon warmth and vibrancy. Swami and Friends introduces us to Narayan?s beloved fictional town of Malgudi, where ten-year-old Swaminathan?s excitement about his country?s initial stirrings for independence competes with his ardor for... more...

  • My Days: A Memoirby R. K. Narayan

    Pan Macmillan UK 2001; US$ 16.35

    "My Days" is the only memoir from R.K. Narayan, one of the twentieth century's most important writers in the English language. This edition includes a foreword by John Updike. In the wryly funny style that has made him famous, R.K. Narayan shares his life story, beginning in his grandmother's garden in Madras with a ferocious pet peacock. As a young... more...

  • My Dateless Diaryby R K Narayan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; Not Available

    An unusual and witty travel book about the United States of America. At the age of fifty, when most people have settled for the safety of routine, R. K. Narayan left India for the first time to travel through America. In this account of his journey, the writer?s pen unerringly captures the clamour and energy of New York city, the friendliness of the... more...

  • My Daysby R. K. Narayan

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 10.99

    "I am inclined to call this the last chapter, but how can an autobiography have a final chapter? At best, it can only be a penultimate one; nor can it be given a rounded-off conclusion, as is possible in a work of fiction." So begins the last chapter of My Days , the only memoir from R. K. Narayan, hailed as "India's most notable novelist and short-story... more...

  • My Daysby R. K. Narayan

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    "I am inclined to call this the last chapter, but how can an autobiography have a final chapter? At best, it can only be a penultimate one; nor can it be given a rounded-off conclusion, as is possible in a work of fiction." So begins the last chapter of My Days , the only memoir from R. K. Narayan, hailed as "India's most notable novelist and short-story... more...

  • Grandmother's Tale And Selected Storiesby R. K. Narayan

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 13.99

    There is no better introduction to R.K. Narayan than this remarkable collection of stories celebrating work that spans five decades. Characters include a storyteller whose magical source of tales dries up, a love-stricken husband who is told by astrologers he must sleep with a prostitute to save his dying wife, a pampered child who discovers that... more...