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An Astrologers Day

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into pri ...more
Paperback, 156 pages
Published by Eyre And Spottisswoode London (first published 1947)
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R.K. Narayan is a literary master, and there is no doubt about that. He writes about the most ordinary people, like that schoolmaster that you hated, or the sweetmeat seller that brought joy on children's faces. But what he writes, he writes beautifully. And no one, I repeat no one can do humour like him. In The Astrologer's Day, he very cleverly mocks astrologers, and portrays them as we see them; as con men who cannot predict what their wife has cooked for dinner, let alone when a stranger (to ...more
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Nice and very simple.
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Jan 15, 2013 Ram rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great collection of short stories. Some of them I read in my childhood, reading them again was quite refreshing and fun, brought back the memories of my childhood. No wonder, why R. K. Narayan was the favourite author for many!
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Feb 20, 2016 Satyajeet Prabhu rated it it was ok
While it still has the essential Malgudi element, the stories are simply not engaging. Most have really random endings. So technicallly, I stopped midway.
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R. K. Narayan is among the best known and most widely read Indian novelists who wrote in English.

R.K. Narayan was born in Madras, South India, in 1906, and educated there and at Maharaja's College in Mysore. His first novel, Swami and Friends and its successor, The Bachelor of Arts, are both set in the enchanting fictional territory of Malgudi and are only two out of the twelve novels he based the
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