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DetailsIn this masterpiece, India's preeminent novelist introduces a character not unlike himself, a compulsively engaging raconteur-" They call me Talkative Man. Some affectionately shorten it to TM: I have earned this title, I suppose, because I cannot contain myself. My impulse to share an experience with others is irresistible."As a young journalist struggling to establish a reputation, TM is always on the lookout for a good story. The one he shares with the reader this time is about the mysterious Dr. Rann and his effect on the people of Malgudi-a world of "small men, small schemes, big talk, and limited means," as V.S. Naipaul aptly described Narayan's enchanting city.Dr. Rann arrives in Malgudi wearing a fancy blue suit and claiming to be researching a project for the United Nations. He inveigles TM into taking him to his home on Kabir Street, where he begins an extended visit as a house-guest. TM learns through local gossip that the secrete scholar is seducing one of Malgudi's young girls, and then a large woman from Delhi arrives and relates the amazing tale of her futile attempts to reclaim the same man, her erratic, wandering husband.In the novel's hilarious and touching denouement, TM realizes that not only he but also Dr. Rann and his implacable wife are all engaged in creating fictions about themselves and their lives.ABOUT THE AUTHOR : R. K. Narayan was an internationally acclaimed author. R. K. Narayan has written the famous trilogy of which this book is the first. The other ones are The Bachelor of Arts and The English Teacher. He has written a whole line of books.Some of them are The Financial Expert, The Guide, A Tiger For Malgudi, Next Sunday, Waiting For The Mahatma, My Dateless Diary, The Dark Room, The Man-Eater Of Malgudi, A Writers Nightmare and The Emerald Route. He also rewrote some mythology namely, Ramayana, Mahabharata, and Gods, Demons and others. His writing style was humanistic, slightly satirical and carried a lot of grace and elegance.Born in 1906 and brought up by his grandmother, the author was adept in languages like English and Sanskrit. He also learnt mythology, arithmetic and classical music. After some writing experience in general media, he shot to fame with his impressive novels. He married Rajam in 1933. She passed away due to illness six years later, leaving R. K. Narayan with his novels till his last days in Madras. He received the Sahitya Academy Award for The Guide. He was also awarded the Padma Vibhushan and AC Benson Medal. He died in 2001 at the age of 94.
SKU Code PRK B 4017 Weight in Kg 0.0400 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9788185986128 Author Name R K NARAYAN Publisher Name INDIAN THOUGHT PUBLICATIONS