The World of Nagaraj|
R K Narayan
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ProductID: 758 - Paperback - 186 Pages (Year: 2005)
Indian Thought ~ ISBN: 8185986134
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Nagaraj's world is quiet and comfortable. He fills his day writing letters, drinking coffee, doing some leisurely book-keeping, and sitting on his veranda watching the world. But everything is disturbed when Tim, the son of his ambitious brother, decides to come to live with Nagaraj. Now he finds his days suddenly filled with unwelcome complication which threaten to alter for ever the contented tranquility of his world.
Narayan's genius, which plays gently over the novel, lies in his persuading us that lives and characters of Malgudi represent substantial human nature.....TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT, LONDON
He is an enchanter. The World of Nagaraj is a world in a grain of sand....LITERARY REVIEW
About the Author
R K Narayan was born in Madras and educated there and at Maharajah's College in Mysore. His first novel, Swami and Friends (1935) and its successor The Bachelor of Arts (1937) are both set in the enchanting fictional territory of Malgudi. Other Malgudi novels are:The Dark Room / The English Teacher / Mr. Sampath / The Financial Expert / The Man-eater of Malgudi / The Vendor of Sweets / The Painter of Signs / A Tiger for Malgudi and his most recent, The World of Nagraj.
Other novels include Waiting for the Mahatma and The Guide which won the Sahitya Akademi Award.
In 1980 RK was awarded the A C Benson Medal by the Royal Society of Literature and was made an Honorary Member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. In 1989 he was made a member of the Rajya Sabha. Besides six collections of short stories = A Horse and Two Goats; An Astrologer's Day and Other Stories, Lawely Road, Malgudi Days, Grandmother's Tale and Under the Banyan Tree =, he has ;published two travel books (My Dateless Diary and The Emerald Route), five collections of essays (Next Sunday, Reluctant Guru, A Writer's Nightmare, A Storyteller's world and Salt and Sawdust), translations of Indian epics and myths (The Ramayana, The Mahabharata and Gods, Demons and Others) and a memoir (My Days). Malgudi Landscapes[, a selection from Naryan's best writing is also available. The most recent collection of his fiction A Town Called Malgudi was published in 1999.
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