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Narayan, R. K. 1906-2001

Overview
Works: 423 works in 1,905 publications in 25 languages and 33,660 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Biography  Religious fiction  Frame-stories  History  Anecdotes  Juvenile works  Paraphrases 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee
Classifications: PR9499.3.N3, 823
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Most widely held works about R. K Narayan
 
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Most widely held works by R. K Narayan
The Ramayana; a shortened modern prose version of the Indian epic (Suggested by the Tamil version of Kamban) by R. K Narayan( Book )
32 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,775 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 )
97 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,579 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 )
77 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,523 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 )
48 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,323 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 )
50 editions published between 1964 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Indian myths and legends
Under the banyan tree and other stories by R. K Narayan( Book )
38 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and French and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The painter of signs by R. K Narayan( Book )
53 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,259 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
The vendor of sweets by R. K Narayan( Book )
51 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The apple of his eye is his son Mali, for whom he feels a deep but absurdly embarrassed affection, which appears to go unrequited. When Mali coolly announces that he is abandoning school to go to America to become a writer, Jagan's fatherly feelings are thrown into still greater confusion. And when, a year or two later, Mali returns with a half-Korean, half-American wife and a grandiose scheme for marketing a novel-writing machine, Jagan is utterly at sea. He is confronted by the new world shockingly personified - a world where his cherished notions of marriage and morals seem to count for nothing. The tragicomic clash of the generations deepens with every chapter. Jagan's final escape from the galling chains of paternal love comes as unexpectedly as every other twist in this delicious story
The man-eater of Malgudi by R. K Narayan( Book )
85 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 1,104 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
Swami and friends, a novel of Malgudi by R. K Narayan( Book )
73 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To selvbiografiske romaner om en indisk lærers opvækst i den indiske landsby Malgudi og hans kamp for at blive uddannet som lærer
A tiger for Malgudi by R. K Narayan( Book )
35 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 1,053 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
Waiting for the Mahatma by R. K Narayan( Book )
70 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,006 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
The Mahabharata : a shortened modern prose version of the Indian epic by R. K Narayan( Book )
22 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 953 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
Talkative man : a novel by R. K Narayan( Book )
32 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Novel on a talkative journalist
The bachelor of arts by R. K Narayan( Book )
75 editions published between 1937 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 860 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 2013 in 4 languages and held by 817 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 )
27 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roman fra den opdigtede indiske by Malgudi
The English teacher by R. K Narayan( Book )
66 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The title character in The English Teacher, Narayan's most autobiographical novel, searches for meaning when the death of his young wife deprives him of his greatest source of happiness
The grandmother's tale and selected stories by R. K Narayan( Book )
19 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 698 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
A horse and two goats; stories by R. K Narayan( Book )
11 editions published between 1970 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Ayyar Narayanaswami Rasipuram Krishnaswami 1906-2001
Krishnaswami Narayan, Rasipuram
Krishnaswami Narayan Rasipuram 1906-2001
Krishnaswamy Narayan, Rasipuram
Krishnaswamy Narayan Rasipuram 1906-2001
Naraân, 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
R. K. Narayan
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 1906-2001
נאראיאן, ר.ק 1906־
נאראיאן, ראסיפוראם קרישנה
נראיאן, ר. ק 1906-2001
נרין, ר. ק 1906-2001
ナラヤン, R. K
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