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Narayan, R. K. 1906-2001

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Works: 501 works in 1,789 publications in 5 languages and 33,016 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Religious fiction  History  Anecdotes  Paraphrases 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, 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 )
28 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in English and held by 1,759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A retelling of the Tamil poem which records Rama's search for his abducted sweetheart, Sita
The financial expert. [A novel by R. K Narayan ( Book )
69 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,498 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 The Financial Expert, a man of many hopes but few resources spends his time under a banyan tree dispensing financial advice to those willing to pay for his knowledge. As charming as it is compassionate, this novel provides an indelible portrait of India in the twentieth century
The guide; a novel by R. K Narayan ( Book )
75 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in English and Hindi and held by 1,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rogue is reluctantly cast in the role of a holy man in this ironic comedy of East Indian life
Malgudi days by R. K Narayan ( Book )
42 editions published between 1943 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,320 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 )
48 editions published between 1964 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Indian myths and legends
The painter of signs by R. K Narayan ( Book )
39 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Under the banyan tree and other stories by R. K Narayan ( Book )
25 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The vendor of sweets by R. K Narayan ( Book )
40 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and held by 1,085 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 )
63 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,057 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 )
52 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
R. K. Narayan (1906'2001) witnessed nearly a century of change in his native India and captured it in fiction of uncommon warmth and vibrancy. Swami and Friends introduces us to Narayan's beloved fictional town of Malgudi, where ten-year-old Swaminathan's excitement about his country's initial stirrings for independence competes with his ardor for cricket and all other things British. Written during British rule, this novel brings colonial India into intimate focus through the narrative gifts of this master of literary realism
Waiting for the Mahatma by R. K Narayan ( Book )
55 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and held by 985 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
A tiger for Malgudi by R. K Narayan ( Book )
32 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and held by 952 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 )
18 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 908 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 )
28 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The bachelor of arts by R. K Narayan ( Book )
64 editions published between 1937 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 821 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
The world of Nagaraj by R. K Narayan ( Book )
25 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mr. Sampath : the printer of Malgudi by R. K Narayan ( Book )
33 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and held by 770 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 English teacher by R. K Narayan ( Book )
52 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 729 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
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 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dark room by R. K Narayan ( Book )
43 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 648 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
 
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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.
Naraīan, R. K. 1906-2001
Naraĭan, R. K. |q (Razipuram Krishnasvami), 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, 1906-2001
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־
נראיאן, ר. ק., 1906-2001
ナラヤン, R. K
Languages
English (943)
German (7)
Hindi (4)
Spanish (1)
Dutch (1)
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