Author : R. K. Narayan, Ulka Raut (आर. के. नारायण, उल्का राउत)

ISBN : 9789382591764
Publisher : Rohan Prakashan
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Binding type : Paperback
Edition : 1
Language : Marathi
Discount: 15%
Price: 200  ₹170

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Railway Raju is a disarmingly corrupt tourist guide, who lives by his wits and falls in love with a beautiful dancer. More by chance than skill, he seduces her away from her husband, a lonely writer who is obsessed with local rock-carvings, and transforms her into a celebrity courted by wealthy and influential dignitaries wherever she performs. Raju makes and loses a fortune, finds himself in jail, and- through a series of hilarious, ironic circumstances- becomes one of India's great holy men. The history of his success and unexpected fame has all the excitement of a suspense story, told with Narayan's customary tolerance and delightful humour. At the same time it raises many profound and disturbing questions. THE GUIDE floats as gently as a lily pad on the surface of Indian life and yet suggests the depths beneath. It manages to describe a saint who is neither born nor made but simply happens, almost like the weather.

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