Under the Banyan Tree and Other Stories

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This is an enchanting collection from India’s foremost storyteller, rich in wry, warmly observed characters from every walk of Indian life – merchants, beggars, herdsmen, rogues – all of whose lives are microcosms of the human experience. Like Nambi in the title story, Narayan has the mesmeric ability to spellbind his audience. This he achieves with a masterful combination of economy and rhythm, creating haunting images and a variety of settings to evoke a unique paradox of reality and folklore.

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This is an enchanting collection from India’s foremost storyteller, rich in wry, warmly observed characters from every walk of Indian life – merchants, beggars, herdsmen, rogues – all of whose lives are microcosms of the human experience. Like Nambi in the title story, Narayan has the mesmeric ability to spellbind his audience. This he achieves with a masterful combination of economy and rhythm, creating haunting images and a variety of settings to evoke a unique paradox of reality and folklore.

 

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Paperback

2007

ISBN: 9780141186214