Author: R K Laxman
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0141000155
The collected works of one of India's greatest humorists.
For the first time ever, all of Laxman's major writings are now available together in one paperback volume. In the Hotel Riviera, the story of a squalid little flophouse in Bombay, we meet unforgettable characters like the Manager, who is madly in love with Sabitha, the voluptuous new recruit; Achar, the cook who goes on spoons-down strikes at the slightest word of criticism; and swamiji, an amazingly incompetent godman.
The Messenger is the story of Shekar, an ambitious young editor, who is intent on marring the buxom young daughter of his boss against the express wishes of his domineering mother. And the Tunnel of Time, Laxman's much-acclaimed autobiography, relates little-known and intriguing vignettes from his cartooning career, and contains delightful sketches of luminaries ranging from Graham Greene to V K Krishna Menon.
Full of whimsical observations about life and anecdotes that linger in memory long after the last page has been turned, R K Laxman's collected Writings is a treat for everyone who enjoys quality humor.