The Man-eater of Malgudi Paperback / softback
Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series
Paperback / softback
This is the story of Nataraj, who earns his living as a printer in the little world of Malgudi, an imaginary town in South India.
Nataraj and his close friends, a poet and a journalist, find their congenia l days disturbed when Vasu, a powerful taxidermist, moves in with his stuffed hyenas and pythons, and brings his dancing-women up the printer's private stairs.
When Vasu, in search of larger game, threatens the life of a temple elephant that Natara j has befriended, complications ensue that are both laughable and tragic.