In the shade of a banyan tree sits Margayva, self-styled adviser on the complex minor transactions which are an integral part of Indian life. But a scrape with officialdom in the form of an unplanned interview with the Co-operative Bank's secretary temporarily curtails a lucrative career.
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R. K. Narayan (1906–2001) was one of the most prominent Indian novelists of the twentieth century. Most of his stories are set in the fictional South Indian town of Malgudi, a place that Narayan populated with numerous characters. He was the recipient of many awards for his work including the National Prize of the Indian Literary Academy, India's highest literary honor. In 1980 he was awarded the AC Benson Medal by the Royal Society of Literature, of which he was an honorary member and in 1982 he was elected an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
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Book Description Vintage, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 256 pages. 7.83x5.08x0.67 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0099282364
Book Description 2001. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1045249311