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  • Author:
    R K Narayan
  • ISBN:
    0434496111
  • ISBN13:
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    Heinemann; First Edition. first thus edition (1980)
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    246 pages
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Narayan also published travel books, volumes of essays, the memoir My Days, and the retold legends Gods, Demons, and Others, The Ramayana, and The Mahabharata.

R. K. NARAYAN was born on October 10, 1906, in Madras, South India, and educated there and at Maharaja’s College in Mysore. Narayan also published travel books, volumes of essays, the memoir My Days, and the retold legends Gods, Demons, and Others, The Ramayana, and The Mahabharata.

Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Narayanaswami (10 October 1906 – 13 May 2001), was an Indian writer known for his work set in the fictional South Indian town of Malgudi

Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Narayanaswami (10 October 1906 – 13 May 2001), was an Indian writer known for his work set in the fictional South Indian town of Malgudi. He was a leading author of early Indian literature in English along with Mulk Raj Anand and Raja Rao. Narayan's mentor and friend Graham Greene was instrumental in getting publishers for Narayan's first four books including the l trilogy of Swami and Friends, The Bachelor of Arts and The English Teacher.

This book, The Guide by R. Narayan is funny. Guide' is one of the most ambitious books of Narayan. One reason for this could be that this book was adapted into a successful film. So very often one cannot separate the two. Unlike let's say, The God of Small Things or The Inheritance of Loss, this book will not make you squirt some tears from your eyes. Rather, when you close the book, you'll be happy yet mesmerized by its beauty. It's beauty is not really in the narration or innovative storytelling. The novel's beauty is its ability to show you the Those of you who think that Indian novels are always about sadness and despair of poor people, must think again.

The Guide is one of those rare books that you stumble upon and wonder how you have missed it for so long. As always, RK Narayan has managed to weave a beautiful story out of a simple everyday life of a young man Raju

The Guide is one of those rare books that you stumble upon and wonder how you have missed it for so long. Written as a reflective memoir of a man we meet initially upon his release from prison, the story traces back to his circumstances prior to his imprisonment in surprising ways. As always, RK Narayan has managed to weave a beautiful story out of a simple everyday life of a young man Raju. The story makes you pause and ponder at several levels, of humanity, caste and creed, of pretense and spirituality. The characters are well portrayed.

Narayan's most celebrated novel, The Guide won him the National Prize of the . His books include The Bells in Their Silence: Travels Through Germany and After Empire: Scott, Naipaul, Rushdie.

Narayan's most celebrated novel, The Guide won him the National Prize of the Indian Literary Academy, his country's highest literary honor. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. R. Narayan (1906–2001), born and educated in India, was the author of fourteen novels, numerous short stories and essays, a memoir, and three retold myths.

Narayan's The Guide, for which he won the National Prize of the Indian Literary Academy, his country's highest literary honor, is a deep yet wryly humorous examination of the frailties of humans and the meaning and consequences of our actions. The main question seems to be, "Are we creators of our own destinies, or are we mere reactors to the people and circumstances which surround us?

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Manris
This novel’s lead, Raju, is sitting by a riverside shrine when he’s mistaken for a holy man. In actuality, Raju was just released from prison for forging the signature of a woman with whom he has a complicated relationship. The woman is married to another man but she has a love of dance, and her husband wants her to give up such frivolities. She falls for Raju, who is working for her husband as a travel guide /expediter, because he supports her in the pursuit of dance. [One can see the dual meaning of the title as Raju is a travel guide by trade and becomes a spiritual guide to the villagers of the fictional town of Malgudi.] After experiencing some hard times with business, Raju finds success by being not only the lover of the dancer but also her Col. Tom Parker (i.e. her promoter /manager.)

The story isn’t told in chronological order, but is easily enough followed and is the more interesting for its nonlinear telling. For example, we learn the details of Raju’s troubles as a confession he makes to the individual who first mistook him for a guru.

The book explores several themes. One is the power of charisma and bumper-sticker wisdom in building a sage. When Raju’s first student hears his confession, the young man is unswayed, following Raju unwaveringly. On a brighter note, one also sees how people’s strong beliefs, ill-founded as they might seem to be, can produce a guru. Ultimately, Raju becomes the teacher that the entire village thought him to be all along.

There’s also the issue of passion versus familial bonds and tradition. While Raju’s mother personally likes the dancer woman, the fact that the girl is of a lower class and caste (not to mention married to another man), creates a tension. Raju must decide between his love of the dancer and that of his mother. We also get to see the hard edge of tradition in the Raju’s uncle who puts all the bias of class and caste in its most explicit form.

I enjoyed this novel. It’s a nice compact story and is very thought provoking. The character of Raju is well-developed and interesting. The reader finds Raju likable even though at times he’s a bit loathsome in his behavior. There’s more than one comedy of error in the story’s formulation to offer some lightness to contrast the family drama.

I’d highly recommend this book for fiction readers. It was also interesting for me as an ex-pat in India as it offers some insight into the culture. It should be noted that it’s set in a bygone era. But even though it’s dated, one can see the long shadow of cultural proclivities in the story elements.
Kagalkree
The Guide is one of those rare books that you stumble upon and wonder how you have missed it for so long. Written as a reflective memoir of a man we meet initially upon his release from prison, the story traces back to his circumstances prior to his imprisonment in surprising ways. The son of a shopkeeper who gains something of a reputation as a part time tour guide becomes involved with a women and finds fortune and fame only to be brought low again due to his own manipulative character. This is a man who knows how to read people, knows how to manipulate circumstances to his advantage but dramatically overplays his hand. On his release he takes shelter in an abandoned temple and is taken by the locals for a holy man. The entire pattern of his life appears to be remerging but with surprising results.
The Guide is an unforgettable novel. The writing is irresistible making it difficult to put aside. One of the best books I've read in years.
Uleran
This story has some cultural and geographic idiosyncracies (he convinces a young girl to marry her cousin, for example) but it was fascinating. There were some interesting insights into human nature, greed, belonging, and you felt like the main character was genuinely trying to help those around him.
Grokinos
One of Narayan's greatest works, and a true story of self-discovery as well as redemption. Great way to learn about India while being entertained by a master storyteller.
Budar
This was a rare find that delighted the senses. The book is a comedy out of life circumstances and human emotions. I would recommend it due to its captivating story-telling.
Dynen
I enjoyed the story, writing style, and perspective of this story. An added bonus is that it is not available on Sparknotes, so my students will actually have to read the book in order to do well in class!
Anen
This is an easy but compelling read. As always, RK Narayan has managed to weave a beautiful story out of a simple everyday life of a young man Raju. The story makes you pause and ponder at several levels, of humanity, caste and creed, of pretense and spirituality. The characters are well portrayed. Definitely a must read!
N ahSlow start, but gained momentum as uwit went along. I ended up skipping some at the beginning then read it again and I liked it better.