Gods, Demons, And Others

Paperback | May 15, 1993

byR. K. Narayan

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Following in the footsteps of the storytellers of his native India, R. K. Narayan has produced his own versions of tales taken from the Ramayana and the Mahabarata. Carefully selecting those stories which include the strongest characters, and omitting the theological or social commentary that would have drawn out the telling, Narayan informs these fascinating myths with his urbane humor and graceful style.

"Mr. Narayan gives vitality and an original viewpoint to the most ancient of legends, lacing them with his own blend of satire, pertinent explanation and thoughtful commentary."—Santha Rama Rau, New York Times

"Narayan's narrative style is swift, firm, graceful, and lucid . . . thoroughly knowledgeable, skillful, entertaining. One could hardly hope for more."—Rosanne Klass, Times Literary Supplement

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Following in the footsteps of the storytellers of his native India, R. K. Narayan has produced his own versions of tales of gods, demons, magicians, king, and virtuous wives from the Ramayana and the Mahabarata.

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Following in the footsteps of the storytellers of his native India, R. K. Narayan has produced his own versions of tales taken from the Ramayana and the Mahabarata. Carefully selecting those stories which include the strongest characters, and omitting the theological or social commentary that would have drawn out the telling, Narayan i...

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Following in the footsteps of the storytellers of his native India, R. K. Narayan has produced his own versions of tales of gods, demons, magicians, king, and virtuous wives from the Ramayana and the Mahabarata.

R. K. Narayan is one of the few Indian writers who has captured a wide audience in the United States and Great Britain, as well as in his native India. All of his many novels, gentle social comedies of middle-class life, take place in Malgudi, an imaginary town in southern India that serves as a kind of "golden mean", neither a large, ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:May 15, 1993Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226568253

ISBN - 13:9780226568256

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Table of Contents

The World of the Storyteller
The Gods of the Stories
Lavana
Chudala
Yayati
Devi
Viswamitra
Manmata
Ravana
Valmiki
Draupadi
Nala
Savitri
The Mispaired Anklet
Shakuntala
Harischandra
Sibi
A Note on Cosmogony
Glossary

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Following in the footsteps of the storytellers of his native India, R. K. Narayan has produced his own versions of tales of gods, demons, magicians, king, and virtuous wives from the Ramayana and the Mahabarata.