The Grandmother's Tale and Selected Stories
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There is no better introduction to R.K. Narayan than this remarkable collection of stories celebrating work that spans five decades. Characters include a storyteller whose magical source of tales dries up, a love-stricken husband who is told by astrologers he must sleep with a prostitute to save his dying wife, a pampered child who discovers that his beloved uncle may be a...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published February 1st 1999 by Ecco Press (first published 1994)
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R K Narayan doing what he does the best.Telling stories that are simple in their narration,subtle in their emotions and crazy in their conception and so so believable in their final interpretation.
There are some great Tales within this compilation of shorts. I read and re-read these ever so often and the stories are thought evoking. I remember being astonished when in one story a neighbor got to spank the hell out of a bratty child, I later was told this is acceptable in India. Can't you just imagine if it would be okay to do in the USA? What a different world India is.
This book was entertaining. Funny, and I didn't feel like putting it down. I liked the story Salt and Sawdust the most.
its a sweet story. Its not about the bedtime stories that Grandmother tells but the tale of grandma herself.
Short stories collection.
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R. K. Narayan is among the best known and most widely read Indian novelists writing 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 there...more
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