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The Man Eater Of Malgudi

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Contributor(s) R. K. Narayan
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Overview: The Man Eater Of Malgudi

The Man-eater of Malgudi is a popular fiction written by R K Narayan. It is the story about the residents of the picturesque town of Narayan's novels, Malgudi. Their lives are suddenly disrupted by the arrival of a new resident. His actions disturb the people of this peaceful town, and consequences follow. Narayan is a well known Indian novelist, who wrote in English. He was born in Madras, South India in the year 1906. He completed his education from Maharaja's College in Mysore. The very first novel he wrote, Swami and Friends, went on to become an immense success. This was soon followed by The Bachelor of Arts. These were the first 2 of 12 novels that were based in the fictional town of Malgudi. This is a fictional town, which is both enchanting and quaint. Apart from these novels, Narayan has also written quite a few short story collections. He was awarded the A C Benson Medal in 1980 by the Royal Society of Literature. He was also made the Honorary Member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

Published on 1st January, 2009 by Indian Thought Publications; this book takes you on a fantastic journey where you meet a number of interesting characters and fall in love with the town of Malgudi. If you wish to purchase books online, then make it a point to check out the Junglee website. You can compare prices offered by various retailers listed there and choose whatever suits you best.

The story revolves around the life of Nataraj, who makes his living as a printer in the town of Malgudi. He has a huge, ancestral house here, located near the pleasant and calm, Mempi Hills. He also owns a printing press and is happy leading a contented lifestyle with his friends. Now, one fine day a man called, Vasu enters the life of peace-loving Nataraj. Vasu is a taxidermist by profession and has come to Malgudi in search of animals. He is rather interested in the wildlife in Mempi Hills. He first arrives at Nataraj's press and orders 500 visiting cards to be printed, and with this a relationship begins between the two. However, Nataraj is not too fond of Vasu because of his brazen attitude. He is a bully by nature. Vasu starts living in the attic room at Nataraj's house and promises to shift to a new place as soon as possible. However, things only take a turn for the worse, and he soon starts encroaching on Nataraj's life. He also begins poaching on animals living in the Mempi Hills. This creates a stench in the neighbourhood and people start complaining. Things take a turn for the worse when Nataraj finds out about Vasu's plan of shooting the temple elephant to further his means. He tries frantically to stop him, but in vain. Finally, he decides to confront him once and for all. However, on going up to his room, he finds Vasu dead. An autopsy reveals that he was not murdered, but died in an attempt to squash a mosquito that had sat on his forehead.

The Man-eater of Malgudi by R K Narayan is rather popular and has been read and re-read by people across the nation. There is a distinct flavour to his writing, which is unique and fun to say the least. He reaches out to his readers in an effortless manner. The English paperback edition runs into 240 pages, and can be bought in stores across India. The book's ISBN 10 is 8185986088 and ISBN 13 is 9788185986081.

Product Details
Language English
Publication Date January 1, 2009
Publisher Indian Thought Publications
Contributor(s) R. K. Narayan
Binding Paperback
Edition Edition
Page Count 240
ISBN 10 8185986088
ISBN 13 9788185986081
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  1.  Yet another extraordinary Malgudi story 26 November, 2013 On
    This book is tragic, humorous, satiric, depressing, joyous, sad, unpredictablec.....Almost all human emotions will get stimulated by this book. The story evolves around a printer called Nataraj who lives in the imaginary town of Malgudi. His and his friends' routine days change when a taxidermist moves into Malgudi and rents a room from Nataraj. The taxidermist has his eyes set on an elephant, which was befriended by Nataraj. Nataraj has to act quickly if he wants to save this elephant and at the same time solve the problem of a taxidermist living in his house.
    There is no doubt that The Man Eater of Malgudi represents typical R.K. Narayan with his real and yet simple writing style painting situations both tragic and amusing. I would even say that this is definitely one of his best stories.
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