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- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 25.00
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) 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... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2001; US$ 18.03
"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...
- 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...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2000; Not Available
The pick of thirty years of essays from R.K. Narayan, India's greatest English language novelist. R.K. Narayan is perhaps better known as a novelist, but his essays are as delightful and enchanting as his stories and novels. Introducing this selection of essays, Narayan writes, 'I have always been drawn to the personal essay in which you see something... more...
- Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 13.00
For Raman the sign painter, life is a familiar and satisfying routine. A man of simple, rational ways, he lives with his pious aunt and prides himself on his creative work. But all that changes when he meets Daisy, a thrillingly independent young woman who wishes to bring birth control to the area. Hired to create signs for her clinics, Raman finds... more...