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Under the Banyan Tree & Other Stories

Under the Banyan Tree & Other Stories

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Contributor(s) R. K. Narayan
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Under The Banyan Tree is a collection of short stories from one of India's most brilliant writer, R.K. Narayanan. The collection has twenty eight tales that take place in the fictional yet famous South Indian city of Malgudi. His characters are caricatured with a mixture of sardonic and sympathetic eye. They come from every area of the Indian society right from merchants to beggars and hermits to rogues.

The book begins with a storyteller who is sitting under a banyan tree. He begins to narrate twenty eight stories about the people of Malgudi. In one tale called A Career, a shopkeeper becomes bankrupt after trusting a charming stranger. Other tales revolve around a scared little boy who catches a burglar after being forced to sleep alone to prove he's courageous. But one particular story titled A Horse and Two Goats is the the most outstanding tale amongst the rest. Like the character of the storyteller in the book, R.K. Narayanan is a magician with words who manages to keep his readers captivated with the haunting images of his characters and the overall plot.

Under The Banyan Tree published by R.K. Narayanan in 1985 continues to have the same impact as it did 29 years ago. The book has been critically acclaimed and has received positive reviews. The author, R.K. Narayanan, is widely considered to be one of the leading figures in Indian Literature, in English. His most famous books include bestsellers such as Swami and Friends, The English Teacher and The Bachelor of Arts. In a career spanning sixty years, R.K. Narayanan has received many awards including the Padma Vibhushan in 1964. The paperback edition of Under The Banyan Tree is available for purchase online with an ISBN-10 number of 8185986142 and an ISBN-13 number of 978-8185986142.

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Language English
Publication Date January 1, 2007
Publisher Indian Thought Publications
Contributor(s) R. K. Narayan
Binding Paperback
Edition Edition
Page Count 193
ISBN 10 8185986142
ISBN 13 9788185986142
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Product Dimensions 21 cm x 1 cm x 13.1 cm

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