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Narayan, R. K. 1906-2001

Overview
Works: 505 works in 2,176 publications in 17 languages and 35,291 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Religious fiction  Frame stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  History  Anecdotes  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author, Adapter, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Other, Translator
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 )

35 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

102 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,594 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 )

88 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,516 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 )

59 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Gods, demons, and others by R. K Narayan( Book )

49 editions published between 1964 and 2001 in English and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

59 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raman is considering giving up sign painting when he meets Daisy of the Family Planning Centre. Daisy has made up her mind to be modern and is now dedicated to bringing birth control to the people. This is a bittersweet story of love getting in the way of progress
Under the banyan tree and other stories by R. K Narayan( Book )

35 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and Hindi and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories about characters from every walk of Indian life - merchants, beggars, herdsmen, rogues - all of whose lives are microcosms of the human experience
The vendor of sweets by R. K Narayan( Book )

53 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the colourful sweetmeats are frying in the kitchen, Jagan immerses himself in his copy of the Bhagavad Gita. A widower of firm Gandhian principles, Jagan nonetheless harbours a warm and embarrassed affection for his wastrel son Mali. Yet even Jagan's patience begins to fray when Mali descends on the sleepy city of Malgudi full of modern notions, with a new half-American wife and a grand plan for selling novel-writing machines. From different generations and different cultures, father and son are forced to confront each other, and are taken by surprise . .
The man-eater of Malgudi by R. K Narayan( Book )

79 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,069 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 )

77 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,024 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
Waiting for the Mahatma by R. K Narayan( Book )

65 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy is lured away from his grandmother and the town of Malgudui by the charms of a young and beautiful girl, Bharati. Her first loyalty is to the "saint" Mahatma Gandhi, and the boy, Sriam, soon finds himself amidst the most faithful of Gandhi's disciples and involved in the Quit India campaign
A tiger for Malgudi by R. K Narayan( Book )

41 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and French and held by 950 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 )

26 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 933 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 3 languages and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

79 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chandran, a good-natured, popular, rather dreamy student who works hard to pass his exams, falls in love with Malathi, a beautiful young girl in a green sari. But the course of true love does not run smoothly; while some customs can be forgotten, others must be strictly observed
The English teacher by R. K Narayan( Book )

72 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English teacher Krishna has recently married, but his wife and daughter live miles away. The story begins with his immediate family deciding to join him. Krishna is initially frightened by this, but soon finds that his love for both his wife and child grows deeper than he could have imagined
The world of Nagaraj by R. K Narayan( Book )

28 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and German and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living in his family's house with his wife Sita, Nagaraj fills his days drinking coffee, doing odd jobs and planning the book he intends to write about the sage Narada. But everything is disturbed when Tim, the son of his land-owning brother, decides to leave home and come to live with Nagaraj
A horse and two goats; stories by R. K Narayan( Book )

14 editions published between 1970 and 1988 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dark room by R. K Narayan( Book )

58 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 685 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 )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 621 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

Naraân, R. K.

Naraĭan, R. K. 1906-2001

Naraĭan, R. K. (Razipuram Krishnasvami)

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

Naraĭan, Razipuram Krishnasvami

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, Rasikpuram Krishanswami 1906-2001

Narayan, Rasipuram K. 1906-2001

Narayan , Rasipuram Krishnaswami

Narayan Rasipuram Krishnaswami 1906-2001

Narayan, Rasipuram Krishnaswamy

Narayan, Rasipuram Krishnaswamy 1906-2001

Narayan, Rasipuram Krishnaswmay 1906-2001

Narayan , Rasupuran Krishnaswami

Nārāyaṇa, R. K.

Nārāyaṇa, R. K. 1906-2001

Narayana Swami, Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer

Narayana Swami, Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer 1906-2001

Narayanaswami R. K. 1906-2001

Narayanaswami, Rasipuram Krishnaswami Ayyer 1906-2001

Narayanaswami, Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer 1906-2001

Narayanaswami, Rasipuram Krishnaswamier 1906-2001

Narayansawami, Rasipuram Krishnaswamier 1906-2001

Narayanswami, Rasipuram Krishnaswami

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 Indiaas politicus (1906-2001)

R. K. Narayan indischer Romanautor

R. K. Narayan scrittore indiano

R・K・ナーラーヤン

Rasikpuram Krishnaswami Narayan 1906-2001

Rasipuram Krishnaswami Ayyar Narayanaswami 1906-2001

Rasipuram Krishnaswami Narayan

Rasipuram Krishnaswami Narayan 1906-2001

Rasipuram Krishnaswami Narayanswami

Rasipuram Krishnaswami Narayanswami 1906-2001

Rasipuram Krishnaswamy Narayan

Rasipuram Krishnaswamy Narayan 1906-2001

Нарайан Р. К

Нарайан, Р. К 1906-2001

Нарайан Разипурам Кришнасвами

Нарайан, Разипурам Кришнасвами 1906-2001

Нараян Р. К

Нараян Р. К. 1906-2001

Нараян, Разипурам Кришнасвами р. 1906-

Р. К. Нараян

Р. К. Нараян видатний індійський тамільський англомовний письменник

Разипурам Кришнасвами Нарайан

Разипурам Кришнасвами Нарайан 1906- 2001

Разипурама Кришнасвами Нарайан

Разипурама Кришнасвами Нарайан 1906-2001

נאראיאן, ר.ק 1906־

נאראיאן, ר.ק. 1906-2001

נאראיאן, ראסיפוראם קרישנה

נראיאן, ר. ק 1906-2001

נרין, ר. ק 1906-2001

ר.ק. נאראיאן

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

나라얀, R. K. 1906-2001

나라얀, 라시푸람 크리슈나스와미 1906-2001

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