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This is an auction for A TIGER FOR MALGUDI by R K Narayan.

Amazon.com review:

"R. K. Narayan's magnificent new novel is about a tiger possessed of the soul of an enlightened human being who tells us the story of his life. Raja leaves his home in the Mempi hills only to find he is captured and made to perform in a circus and on a film set. Eventually he escapes, onlyto be recaptured - but this time voluntarily - by a guru. The two of them leave Malgudi and return to the hills where they pass their days in sweet philosophical discourse until old age overtakes Raja and he is forced to give up his freedom for ever. A haunting tale, A Tiger For Malgudi uniquely combines the elusive timeless quality of Hindu legend with the comic vision of Narayan's earlier Malgudi novels. Everyone, young and old, will enjoy the very simplicity of this compelling fable, but some will want to explore with Raja the pathway to true enlightenment."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: R.K. Narayan was born in Madras, South India, in 1906, and educated there and at Maharaja’s College in Mysore. His first novel, Swami and Friends and its successor, The Bachelor of Arts, are both set in the enchanting fictional territory of Malgudi and are only two out of the twelve novels he based there. In 1958 Narayan’s work The Guide won him the National Prize of the Indian Literary Academy, his country’s highest literary honour.

Penguin paperback 1984.

152 pages.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $3.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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