Malgudi Days : Short Stories from "An Astrologer's Day" and from "Lawleyroad"; and Also Inc Paperback
Introducing this collection of stories, R. K. Narayan describes how in India 'the writer has only to look out of the window to pick up a character and thereby a story'. "Malgudi Days" is the marvellous result. Here, Narayan portrays an astrologer, a snake-charmer, a postman, a vendor of pies and chappatis - all kinds of people, drawn in full colour and endearing domestic detail. And under his magician's touch the whole imaginary city of Malgudi springs to life, revealing the essence of India and of human experience.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages, 1 map
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 02/11/2006
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780143039655
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Review by shefukul
I simply love these stories. So lucid, simple and takes you to the heart of India.
Review by leenags
No one has captured the essence of rural India like R.K. Narayan and Maligudi Days is a glittering example. Each story stands out for its simplicity, innocence and Indianness. A must and a thorougly enjoyable read. The TV series of the same name has done complete justice to the original book.
Review by Edith1
Sweet collection of short stories set in a small South Indian town. A highlight for me was the story about the Astrologer.
Review by jwhenderson
Review by salvadesswaran
Reading these stories I realized how much India has changed, but people remain the same. Living in a suburb, I cannot relate to all the characters but there are several that I can identify. He's a true master.