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Malgudi days / R.K. Narayan ; introduction by Jhumpa Lahiri.

By: Narayan, R. K, 1906-2001.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Penguin classics. Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2006Copyright date: ©1982Description: xx, 264 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780143039655 (paperback).Subject(s): City and town life -- Fiction | School text | Malgudi (India : Imaginary place) -- Fiction | India -- Social life and customs -- FictionDDC classification: 823.912 Summary: 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. This novel 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.
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Originally published: New York : Viking Press, 1982.

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. This novel 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.

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