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India's great novelist presents "a gallery of colorful characters" in this collection of short stories set in the mythical village of Malgudi. LJ's reviewer found the tales "compelling miniature gems" (LJ 4/1/82).
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R. K. Narayan (1906-2001) was born in Madras, South India. He is best-known for his vivid fictional recreation of urban India in the Malgudi series of novels. His 1958 novel The Guide won him the National Prize of the Indian Literary Academy, his country's highest literary honour. In 1980 he was awarded the A.C. Benson Medal by the Royal Society of Literature and in 1981 he was made an Honourary Member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.
Swami and his friends are a favourite of my family as as his other novels. I will only be repeating myself in my praises. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Tiffintime
So there's a book club starting at my office and this is the first book they picked...
A collection of short stories (the longest is 20 pages, many are 5 or 6) by... Read more
I had the good fortune to read Malgudi Days a few weeks ago while traveling in India for the first time ... Read morePublished 2 months ago by C. E. Stevens
I have just started reading this book but I can tell you already that it is well written, very compelling and has a great deal of the human factor, realism, the events of an... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mr. Ed
Beautiful stories. The latest ones at the end are the best. Not often that old books stay relevant and readable.Published 6 months ago by Priya Desai
I could not put down the book. And, this was the second time I read this collection of short stories. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Venkat