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Narayan, R. K. 1906-2001

Works: 437 works in 1,975 publications in 18 languages and 34,415 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Religious fiction  Frame stories  Educational films  Internet videos  History  Anecdotes  Biographical television programs 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: PR9499.3.N3, 823
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Most widely held works by R. K Narayan
The guide; a novel by R. K Narayan( Book )

100 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 9 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 )

65 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,432 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
Swami and friends, a novel of Malgudi by R. K Narayan( Book )

75 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An omnibus edition celebrating the centennial of the birth of the master of modern Indian fiction presents four novels, set in the fictional town of Malgudi about a man searching for meaning in the wake of his wifes death
Malgudi days by R. K Narayan( Book )

60 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,324 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 )

48 editions published between 1964 and 2001 in English and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

57 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,243 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 )

33 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and Hindi and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verhalen over mensen uit allerlei lagen van de bevolking in India
The man-eater of Malgudi by R. K Narayan( Book )

86 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,101 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
The vendor of sweets by R. K Narayan( Book )

52 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,093 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 Mahabharata : a shortened modern prose version of the Indian epic by R. K Narayan( Book )

49 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,045 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
Waiting for the Mahatma by R. K Narayan( Book )

62 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 972 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 )

40 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and French 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
Talkative man : a novel by R. K Narayan( Book )

31 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

81 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 827 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 )

30 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 763 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
A horse and two goats; stories by R. K Narayan( Book )

14 editions published between 1970 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dark room by R. K Narayan( Book )

54 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 3 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 English teacher by R. K Narayan( Book )

60 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om en ung inder, hvis kone dør
The grandmother's tale and selected stories by R. K Narayan( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 632 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
R.K. Narayan by William Walsh( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributed papers on the writings of the Indo-English novelist R.K. Narayan, b. 1906
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The bachelor of arts
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 , 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 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 Krishnaswami Narayanswami

Rasipuram Krishnaswami Narayanswami 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

Р. К. Нараян видатний індійський тамільський англомовний письменник

Разипурам Кришнасвами Нарайан 1906- 2001

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

ر.ک. نارایان نویسنده و سیاست‌مدار هندی


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आर कृष्णस्वामी नारायण

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આર. કે. નારાયણ

ଆର. କେ. ନାରାୟଣ

ஆர். கே. நாராயண்

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ආර්.කේ. නාරායන්

나라얀, R. K. 1906-2001

나라얀, 라시푸람 크리슈나스와미 1906-2001

ナラヤン, R. K

The financial expert. [A novelSwami and friends, a novel of MalgudiMalgudi daysGods, demons, and othersThe painter of signsUnder the banyan tree and other storiesThe man-eater of MalgudiThe vendor of sweets