ISBN 9788176211758,Under the Banyan Tree

Under the Banyan Tree


Hind Pocket Book



Hind Pocket Book

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9788176211758

ISBN-10 8176211753


Number of Pages 132 Pages
Language (English)


Under The Banyan Tree, by R K Narayan is a collection of short stories set in his fictional town called Malgudi. Filled with Narayan's keen observation of the world around him, these short stories range from serious to humorous and are about the people who are seen in our everyday lives. The last story in the series by the title as the book is about a story-teller from the village who wraps up saying that he resigns from his occupation because all story-tellers must know where to stop instead of others telling him when to. From India's foremost story-teller, Under The Banyan Tree excels in its simplicity. The book was published in 2011 by HPB/FC in paperback.

Key Features:

The town of Malgudi is like an enchanted wonderland which appears in almost all of R K Narayan's literary works.
About the Author
R K Narayan was one of the earliest well-known writers among the Indian writers who write in English. Born in Madras, 1906 and educated at Maharaja College in Mysore, his first novel was Swami And His Friends. His stories are known for their simplicity and the ability of touching the lives of the readers with the earnestness. All his works are situated in the fictional and ancient land of Malgudi which is widely known through his work, Malgudi Days.