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The Very Best of R.K. Narayan (Timeless Malgudi)

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Over a career spanning seven decades, R.K. Narayan, easily one of the most influential and important writers of India, populated the fictional town of Malgudi with a host of unforgettable characters: Swami and his gang of friends, the Talkative Man, Raju the guide and Sampath the printer, among many others. These characters have carved out a place for themselves in popular ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published February 1st 2014 by Rupa Publications India
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It would be a rarity that you would read a story, a novella, an essay or a novel by R K Narayan, and would have anything other than admiration for this master story teller.

I said 'rarity', not 'impossibility', cause there have been many stern critics of his writings over the years. Shashi Tharoor for example who pointed out in one of his articles "the banality of Narayan's concerns, the narrowness of his vision, the predictability of his prose, and the shallowness of the pool of experience and
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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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