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A Tiger for Malgudi and the Man-Eater of Malgudi

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Two comic gems from the father of modern Indian fiction- 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 Malgudi is told from the point of view of the tiger Raja, now old and toothless, who looks back on
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Paperback, 368 pages
Published July 28th 2009 by Penguin Classics
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Wendy
Jul 14, 2015 Wendy rated it liked it
Have read just the first story; A Tiger for Malgudi
Debashis
Sep 09, 2013 Debashis rated it really liked it
An extension of Narayan's Malgudi magic, with a good amount of philosophical twist on occasions. "A Tiger for Malgudi" is the story narrated by a tiger in first person. The tiger talks of his freedom, capture, escape and finally salvation - purely from the point of view of a tiger.

In "The Man-Eater of Malgudi" has nothing to do with a physical tiger, but is a subtle reference to the tiger within. Recommended !!
Ahmad
May 26, 2013 Ahmad rated it really liked it
The man-eater for malgudi! I have never seen such an insipid book from Narayan. I wish I hadn't read it!!
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Book on tape. Glad I was doing other things as I listened.
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Amazing story, I love it.
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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
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