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Title:The Guide
Format Type:Ebook
Author:R.K. Narayan, Michael Gorra
Publisher:Penguin Classics
ISBN:0143039644
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:224
Category:India, Fiction, Indian literature, Classics

The Guide by R.K. Narayan, Michael Gorra

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Guide R K Narayan b is unusual among Indian authors writing in English in that he has stayed contentedly in his home country venturing abroad only rarely He rarely addresses political issues or tries to explore the cutting edge of fiction He is a traditional teller of tales a creator of realist fiction which is often gentle humorous and warm rather than hard hitting or profound Almost all of his writings are set in the fictional city of Malgudi and are narrowly focused on the lives of relatively humble individuals neither extremely poor nor very rich .

b The Guide b is one of his most interesting books which begins as a comic look at the life of a rogue but evolves into something quite different It should be noted that Narayan is not a devout Hindu and has accused Westerners of wrongly supposing that all Indians are deeply spiritual beings but it is also true that he was deeply impressed by some experiences he had with a medium after the sudden death of his young wife described movingly in The English Teacher .

Narayan has stated that the incident of the reluctant holy man was based on a real event which he read about in the newspaper .

Formerly India s most corrupt tourist guide Raju just released from prison seeks refuge in an abandoned temple Mistaken for a holy man he plays the part and succeeds so well that God himself intervenes to put Raju s newfound sanctity to the test .

Narayan s most celebrated novel b The Guide b won him the National Prize of the Indian Literary Academy his country s highest literary hono

Malgudi Days, The Guide, A Tiger for Malgudi, The Ramayana: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic, Swami and Friends, The English Teacher, The Painter of Signs, The Man-Eater of Malgudi, The Bachelor of Arts, The Vendor of Sweets