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Under the Banyan Tree and Other Stories By R. K. Narayan

Under the Banyan Tree and Other Stories
by R. K. Narayan

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A collection from India's foremost storyteller including characters from various walks of Indian life - merchants, beggars, herdsmen, rogues - all of whose lives are microcosms of the human experience.
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Under the Banyan Tree and Other Stories by R. K. Narayan

An enchanting collection from India's foremost storyteller, rich in wry, warmly observed characters from every walk of Indian life - merchants, beggars, herdsmen, rogues - all of whose lives are microcosms of the human experience Like Nambi in the title story, Narayan has the mesmeric ability to spellbind his audience. This he achieves with a masterful combination of economy and rhythm, creating haunting images and a variety of settings to evoke a unique paradox of reality and folklore.

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About R. K. Narayan


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. In 1958 Narayan's work The Guide won him the National Prize of the Indian Literary Academy, his country's highest literary honor. In addition to his novels, Narayan has authored five collections of short stories, including A Horse and Two Goats, Malguidi Days, and Under the Banyan Tree, two travel books, two volumes of essays, a volume of memoirs, and the re-told legends Gods, Demons and Others, The Ramayana, and the Mahabharata. In 1980 he was awarded the A.C. Benson Medal by the Royal Society of Literature and in 1982 he was made an Honorary Member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Narayan died in 2001.

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GOR001428208
Under the Banyan Tree and Other Stories by R. K. Narayan
R. K. Narayan
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2001-10-25
208
0141186216
9780141186214
N/A
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