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The Roman Image by R.K. Narayan

The Roman Image by R.K. Narayan

The Roman Image sees the return of Talkative Man as the central figure, after A Night of Cyclone and Lawley Road. TM re enters and takes center stage in this story of archaeology and discovery where TM becomes the assistant of an archaeologist, a man detached from his fellow beings, […]

by August 3, 2012 Review
A Night of Cyclone by R.K. Narayan

A Night of Cyclone by R.K. Narayan

A Night of Cyclone by R. K. Narayan is the next story in the collection A Town Called Malgudi, that I have been reading for the last few days. Just like Lawley Road, this story is also narrated by Talkative Man (TM). However, this time the story is not based […]

by July 26, 2012 Review
A Breath of Lucifer by R.K. Narayan

A Breath of Lucifer by R.K. Narayan

For man, eyes are God’s greatest gift, as they help us in seeing, believing and grasping the beauty and charm of nature, and the evil intentions or noble causes of men in general. If something goes wrong with this most prestigious present, then the strongest of us would find it […]

by July 8, 2012 Review
Lawley Road by R.K. Narayan

Lawley Road by R.K. Narayan

When Calcutta was rechristened as Kolkata and Bangalore as Bengalaru, I could hardly fathom the logic behind this penchant of local Governments to rename well-known cities to bring lingual flavor in their names (perhaps, to garner more votes), sacrificing the age old identity associated with the earlier names. I am […]

by June 21, 2012 Review
An Astrologer’s Day by R.K. Narayan

An Astrologer’s Day by R.K. Narayan

Whether it is a celebrated wedding, a joyful birthday, a sober bhoomi poojan or a fervent religious prayer, in India, no auspicious ceremony can be performed without consulting an astrologer. Unless and until the learned Jyotishi opens his plethora of books, makes intricate calculations and is able to place all […]

by June 5, 2012 Review
Talkative Man by R.K. Narayan

Talkative Man by R.K. Narayan

I emphasized upon the aptness of R.K. Narayan’s novels in my previous review. I have always felt that he cleverly gives a hint of what to expect in the novel in the title itself. More often than not, title signifies the name or dominating trait or the profession of the […]

by June 4, 2012 Review
The Man Eater of Malgudi by R.K. Narayan

The Man Eater of Malgudi by R.K. Narayan

When I was a kid, my mother used to tell me the story of Bhasmasura, a Rakshasa (demon) who was granted a boon by Lord Shiva that he could turn anyone into ashes by simply placing his hand on the head of his victim. Bhasmasura was evil by nature and […]

by May 25, 2012 Review
A Town Called Malgudi by R.K. Narayan

A Town Called Malgudi by R.K. Narayan

As a kid, I regularly watched Malgudi Days, laughing at the antics of Swami, delighted with the slow-paced, contented lives of Malgudi residents. In fact, it was etched in my memory as a beautiful, small town in South India. When I visited Madurai, I wondered if this was the real […]

by May 23, 2012 Review