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Narayan, R. K. 1906-2001

Overview
Works: 393 works in 2,009 publications in 32 languages and 33,825 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Religious fiction  Biography  Frame stories  History  Anecdotes  Juvenile works  Paraphrases 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: PR9499.3.N3, 823
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The Ramayana; a shortened modern prose version of the Indian epic (Suggested by the Tamil version of Kamban) by R. K Narayan( Book )

38 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the Tamil poem which records Rama's search for his abducted sweetheart, Sita
The guide; a novel by R. K Narayan( Book )

112 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 1,612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recently released from prison and living in an abandoned temple, Raju is mistaken for a holy man and decides to play the part
The financial expert. [A novel by R. K Narayan( Book )

98 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 1,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ordinary man in a town of southern India convinces his neighbors he is a financial wizard, in this witty and pleasant story
Malgudi days by R. K Narayan( Book )

65 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Powerful, magical portraits of all kinds of people, and comprising stories written over almost forty years, Malgudi Days presents Narayan's imaginary city in full color, revealing the essence of India and of human experience
Gods, demons, and others by R. K Narayan( Book )

55 editions published between 1964 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen great tales from Indian myth and legend retold in English
The painter of signs by R. K Narayan( Book )

58 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Raman the sign painter, life is a familiar and satisfying routine. A man of simple, rational ways, he lives with his pious aunt and prides himself on his creative work. But all that changes when he meets Daisy, a thrillingly independent young woman who wishes to bring birth control to the area. Hired to create signs for her clinics, Raman finds himself smitten by a love he cannot understand, much less avoid-and soon realizes that life isn't so routine anymore. Set in R. K. Narayan's fictional city of Malgudi, The Painter of Signs is a wry, bittersweet treasure
Under the banyan tree and other stories by R. K Narayan( Book )

38 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verhalen over mensen uit allerlei lagen van de bevolking in India
The vendor of sweets by R. K Narayan( Book )

57 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Familieroman uit India waarin een vader en een zoon met elkaar in conflict raken vanwege het Westerse gedrag van de zoon
The man-eater of Malgudi by R. K Narayan( Book )

91 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congenial days of a South India village printer and his friends are disturbed when a taxidermist moves into the attic with dancing girls and stuffed animals, and threatens to shoot a temple elephant
A tiger for Malgudi by R. K Narayan( Book )

39 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eleven foot tiger's former careers as circus performer, film star, and maneater have not prepared him to become the disciple of the holy man, Master
The Mahabharata : a shortened modern prose version of the Indian epic by R. K Narayan( Book )

49 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mahabharata is at least 3500 years old. It is the longest poem in the world. It is a work of profound religious and cultural influence. The Mahabharata encompasses all the riches of Hindu religion and culture, from the noble scripture of The Bhagavad Gita to the scores of mythic tales of men and gods familiar to the lowliest of Indian peasants
Swami and friends, a novel of Malgudi by R. K Narayan( Book )

81 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To selvbiografiske romaner om en indisk lrers opvkst i den indiske landsby Malgudi og hans kamp for at blive uddannet som lrer
Waiting for the Mahatma by R. K Narayan( Book )

73 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the novels of R.K. Narayan (1906-2001), the forefather of modern Indian fiction, human-scale hopes and epiphanies express the promise of a nation as it awakens to its place in the world. In Waiting for the Mahatma, a young drifter meets the most beautiful girl he has ever seen'an adherent of Mahatma Gandhi'and commits himself to Gandhi's Quit India campaign, a decision that will test the integrity of his ideals against the strength of his passions. This novel, written after India's independence, is a masterpiece of social comedy, rich in local color and abounding in affectionate humor and generosity of spirit
Talkative man : a novel by R. K Narayan( Book )

33 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel on a talkative journalist
The bachelor of arts by R. K Narayan( Book )

88 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poignant coming-of-age novel about a young man flush with first love, but whose freedom to pursue it is hindered by the fixed ideas of his traditional Hindu family
Mr. Sampath : the printer of Malgudi by R. K Narayan( Book )

41 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three novels brought together in this volume are written after India's independence, are masterpieces of social comedy, rich in local colour and abounding in affectionate humour and generosity of spirit
The world of Nagaraj by R. K Narayan( Book )

31 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het kalme en tevreden leven van een man in een Indiaas stadje komt in een stroomversnelling als de zoon van zijn heerszuchtige broer bij hem komt wonen
The English teacher by R. K Narayan( Book )

74 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om en ung inder, hvis kone dr
The dark room by R. K Narayan( Book )

55 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offering rare insight into the complexities of Indian middle-class society, R.K. Narayan traces life in the fictional town of Malgudi. The Dark Room is a searching look at a difficult marriage and a woman who eventually rebels against the demands of being a good and obedient wife. In Mr. Sampath, a newspaper man tries to keep his paper afloat in the face of social and economic changes sweeping India. Narayan writes of youth and young adulthood in the semiautobiographical Swami and Friends and The Bachelor of Arts. Although the ordinary tensions of maturing are heightened by the particular circumstances of pre-partition India, Narayan provides a universal vision of childhood, early love and grief
The grandmother's tale and selected stories by R. K Narayan( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteen stories on India. In A Horse and Two Goats a tourist and a peasant happily conclude a deal without understanding a word the other says, while in Cat Within a man hires an exorcist to rid a jar of evil spirits, the spirits turning out to be no more than a cat. By the author of The World of Nagaraj
 
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The Ramayana; a shortened modern prose version of the Indian epic (Suggested by the Tamil version of Kamban)
Alternative Names
An Astrologer's Day

Ayyar Narayanaswami Rasipuram Krishnaswami 1906-2001

Krishnaswami Narayan, Rasipuram

Krishnaswami Narayan Rasipuram 1906-2001

Krishnaswamy Narayan, Rasipuram

Krishnaswamy Narayan Rasipuram 1906-2001

Naran, R. K.

Naraĭan, R. K. 1906-2001

Naraĭan, R. K. (Razipuram Krishnasvami), 1906-2001

Naraĭan, Razipuram Krishnasvami 1906-2001

Narajan, R.K. 1906-2001

Narajans, Razipurams Krišnasvami 1906-2001

Nārāyaṇ, Ār. Kē 1906-2001

Narayan, R.K

Narayan R. K. 1906-2001

Narayan, R. K. (Rasipuram Krishnaswami), 1906-2001

Narayan, R. K. (Rasipuram Krishnaswamy), 1906-2001

Narayan , Rasipuram Krishnaswami

Narayan Rasipuram Krishnaswami 1906-2001

Narayan, Rasipuram Krishnaswamy

Narayan, Rasipuram Krishnaswamy 1906-2001

Narayan , Rasupuran Krishnaswami

Narayana, R. K.

Nārāyaṇa, R. K. 1906-2001

Narayana Swami, Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer 1906-2001

Narayanaswami R. K. 1906-2001

Narayanaswami, Rasipuram Krishnaswami Ayyer 1906-2001

Narayanaswami, Rasipuram Krishnaswamier 1906-2001

Narayansawami, Rasipuram Krishnaswamier 1906-2001

Narayanswami, Rasipuram Krishnaswami 1906-2001

Narayanswami, Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer

Narayanswami, Rasipuram Krishnaswamy

Narayanswami Rasipuram Krishnaswamy 1906-2001

Naryan, R. K., 1906-2001

R. K. Narayan

R. K. Narayan Indian writer

R. K. Narayan indischer Romanautor

R. K. Narayan scrittore indiano

Rasipuram Krishnaswami Ayyar Narayanaswami 1906-2001

Rasipuram Krishnaswami Narayan

Rasipuram Krishnaswami Narayan 1906-2001

Rasipuram Krishnaswamy Narayan

Rasipuram Krishnaswamy Narayan 1906-2001

Нарайан, Р. К 1906-2001

Нарайан Разипурам Кришнасвами

Нарайан, Разипурам Кришнасвами 1906-2001

Нараян Р. К. 1906-2001

Нараян, Разипурам Кришнасвами р. 1906-

Р. К. Нараян

Разипурам Кришнасвами Нарайан 1906- 2001

Разипурама Кришнасвами Нарайан 1906-2001

נאראיאן, ר.ק 1906־

נאראיאן, ראסיפוראם קרישנה

נראיאן, ר. ק 1906-2001

נרין, ר. ק 1906-2001

ر.ک. نارایان نویسنده و سیاست‌مدار هندی

आर.के.नारायण

आर के नारायणन्

आर कृष्णस्वामी नारायण

ਆਰ ਕੇ ਨਰਾਇਣ

આર. કે. નારાયણ

ଆର. କେ. ନାରାୟଣ

ஆர். கே. நாராயண்

ఆర్.కే. నారాయణ్

ಆರ್.ಕೆ.ನಾರಾಯಣ್

ആർ.കെ. നാരായൺ

ආර්.කේ. නාරායන්

ナラヤン, R. K

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The guide; a novelThe financial expert. [A novelMalgudi daysGods, demons, and othersThe painter of signsUnder the banyan tree and other storiesThe vendor of sweetsThe man-eater of Malgudi