9780143105800

A Tiger for Malgudi and The Man-Eater of Malgudi

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  • ISBN13:

    9780143105800

  • ISBN10:

    0143105809

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-07-28
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics
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Summary

Two comic gems from the father of modern Indian fictionó available in one volume for the first time These two novels show R. K. Narayan at his best, offering enchanting tales of human absurdity that are also skillfully woven parables infused with Hindu mysticism. A Tiger for Malgudiis told from the point of view of the tiger Raja, now old and toothless, who looks back on his life in the circus and in films, and on his dramatic bid to escape the brutish human world in a quest for freedom. The Man-Eater of Malgudiis the story of Nataraj, a mild-mannered printer who stands up to Vasu, a pugnacious taxidermist, when Vasu begins to covet the beloved temple elephant for his collection.

Author Biography

R. K. Narayan (1906-Ż2001), born and educated in India, was the author of fourteen novels, numerous short stories and essays, a memoir, and three retold myths.

Pico Iyer is an acclaimed travel writer, essayist, and novelist, and a distant relative of Narayan-'s.

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