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Narayan, R. K. 1906-2001

Overview
Works: 550 works in 2,367 publications in 20 languages and 38,636 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Psychological fiction  Biography  Religious fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Epic fiction  Folk literature  Educational films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter, Translator, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: PR9499.3.N3, 823
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The Oxford book of short stories by V. S Pritchett( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Walter Scott / The Two Drovers, Nathaniel Hawthorne/ The Birthmark, Edgar Allen Poe / The Fall Of The House Of Usher, ETC
The Ramayana : a shortened modern prose version of the Indian epic (Suggested by the Tamil version of Kamban) by R. K Narayan( Book )

26 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,750 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 )

112 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 1,619 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 )

92 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,501 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 )

56 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,329 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 )

55 editions published between 1964 and 2004 in English and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

61 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love gets in the way of progress when Raman, a sign painter, meets the thrillingly independent Daisy, who wishes to bring birth control to the city of Malgudi
Under the banyan tree and other stories by R. K Narayan( Book )

39 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 1,170 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 )

56 editions published between 1967 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,072 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 2010 in English and Malay 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 )

82 editions published between 1935 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first novel set in "the fictional Indian town of Malgudi, where ten-year-old Swaminathan's excitement about his country's initial stirrings for indepence compete with his ardor for cricket and all other things British."
The Mahabharata : a shortened modern prose version of the Indian epic by R. K Narayan( Book )

32 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 1,004 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 )

69 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first time that indolent young Sriram knows about Mahatma Ghandi's visit to Malgudi is when a collection box is waved beneath his nose by the most beautiful girl he has ever seen. The vision's name is Bharato. Capable and quick-witted, her scorn for her gauche but ardent admirer is almost equal to her devotion to the Mahatma. Yet that is how Sriram leaves Malgudi to become a passionate apostle of the Quit India campaign - only to find his convictions tested by the rigours of a prison cell
A tiger for Malgudi by R. K Narayan( Book )

48 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 937 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
Tales from modern India by K Natwar-Singh( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twenty stories by India's most distinguished writers -- Rabindranath Tagore, Sarat Chandra Chatterjee, C. Rajagopalachari, Prem Chand, Mulk Raj Anand, R.K. Narayan, Raja Rao, P.B. Bhave, Krishan Chandar, Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai, Khushwant Singh, Palagummi Padmaraju, Santha Rama Rau"--Cover
Talkative man : a novel by R. K Narayan( Book )

35 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bachelor of arts by R. K Narayan( Book )

80 editions published between 1937 and 2015 in English and Hindi and held by 843 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. Narayan writes of youth and young adulthood in the semiautobiographical 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 )

75 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This novel completes the informal trilogy which began with Swami and Friends and The Bachelor of Arts. The protagonist, Krishna, is an English teacher at the same college he had attended as a student. Although Krishna has recently married, his wife Susila and their daughter live with his parents-in-law some miles away. The story opens with his immediate family deciding to join him in Malgudi. Krishna is initially frightened by his new state of affairs, but he soon finds that his love for both his wife and child grows deeper than he could have imagined."--Back cover
The world of Nagaraj by R. K Narayan( Book )

30 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and German and held by 739 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
The dark room by R. K Narayan( Book )

61 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 695 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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The Ramayana : a shortened modern prose version of the Indian epic (Suggested by the Tamil version of Kamban)The guide; a novelThe financial expert. [A novelMalgudi daysGods, demons, and othersThe painter of signsUnder the banyan tree and other storiesThe vendor of sweets
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, P. K. 1906-2001

Narajan, R.K. 1906-2001

Narajanas Razipuramas Krišnasvamis

Narajans, Razipurams Krišnasvami 1906-2001

Nārāyaṇ, Ār. Kē 1906-2001

Narayan, R.K

Narayan, R. K., 1906-

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 Krishnaswamier 1906-2001

Narayan, Rasipuram Krishnaswamy

Narayan, Rasipuram Krishnaswamy 1906-2001

Narayan, Rasipuram Krishnaswmay 1906-2001

Narayan , Rasupuran Krishnaswami

Narayan Razipuram Krishnasvami

Narayan, Razipuram 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 écrivain indien

R. K. Narayan escritor indio

R. K. Narayan escritor indio de literatura inglesa

R. K. Narayan Indiaas politicus (1906-2001)

R. K. Narayan indischer Romanautor

R.K. Narayan scriitor indian

R. K. Narayan scrittore indiano

R. K. Narayan writer of Indian English literature

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

Нараян, Разипурам Кришнасвами р. 1906-

Р. К. Нарайан индийский писатель

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 סופר הודי

آر کے ناراین بھارتی مصنف

ر.ک. نارایان نویسنده و سیاست‌مدار هندی

आर.के.नारायण

आर. के. नारायण इंग्रजी साहित्याचे भारतीय लेखक

आर के नारायणन्

आर॰ के॰ नारायणन अंगरेजी भाषा के भारतीय लेखक

आर कृष्णस्वामी नारायण

आर. कृष्णस्वामी नारायण अंग्रेजी साहित्य के भारतीय लेखक

রসিপুরম কৃষ্ণস্বামী আইয়ার নারায়ণস্বামী ভারতীয় লেখক

ਆਰ ਕੇ ਨਰਾਇਣ

આર. કે. નારાયણ

ଆର. କେ. ନାରାୟଣ

ଆର. କେ. ନାରାୟଣ ଇଂଗ୍ରାଜୀ ସାହିତ୍ୟର ଭାରତୀୟ ଲେଖକ

ஆர். கே. நாராயண்

ஆர். கே. நாராயண் சாகித்திய அகாதமி விருது பெற்ற ஆங்கில எழுத்தாளர்

ఆర్.కే. నారాయణ్

ఆర్. కె. నారాయణ్ సాహితీవేత్త

ಆರ್.ಕೆ.ನಾರಾಯಣ್

ಆರ್.ಕೆ.ನಾರಾಯಣ್ ಭಾರತೀಯ ಇಂಗ್ಲೀಷ್ ಸಾಹಿತಿ

ആർ.കെ. നാരായൺ

ආර්.කේ. නාරායන්

나라얀, R. K. 1906-2001

나라얀, 라시푸람 크리슈나스와미 1906-2001

ᱟᱨ ᱠᱮ ᱱᱟᱨᱟᱭᱚᱬ ᱥᱤᱧᱚᱛ ᱫᱤᱥᱚᱢ ᱤᱸᱞᱤᱥ ᱚᱱᱚᱞᱤᱭᱟ

ナラヤン, R. K

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