Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780226568256 Published May 1993 Not for sale in the British Commonwealth except Canada

Gods, Demons, and Others

R. K. Narayan llustrated by R. K. Laxman

Gods, Demons, and Others
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R. K. Narayan llustrated by R. K. Laxman

252 pages | 22 line drawings | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | © 1964, 1993
Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780226568256 Published May 1993 Not for sale in the British Commonwealth except Canada
Following in the footsteps of the storytellers of his native India, R. K. Narayan has produced his own versions of tales taken from the Ramayana and the Mahabarata. Carefully selecting those stories which include the strongest characters, and omitting the theological or social commentary that would have drawn out the telling, Narayan informs these fascinating myths with his urbane humor and graceful style.

"Mr. Narayan gives vitality and an original viewpoint to the most ancient of legends, lacing them with his own blend of satire, pertinent explanation and thoughtful commentary."—Santha Rama Rau, New York Times

"Narayan's narrative style is swift, firm, graceful, and lucid . . . thoroughly knowledgeable, skillful, entertaining. One could hardly hope for more."—Rosanne Klass, Times Literary Supplement

Contents
The World of the Storyteller
The Gods of the Stories
Lavana
Chudala
Yayati
Devi
Viswamitra
Manmata
Ravana
Valmiki
Draupadi
Nala
Savitri
The Mispaired Anklet
Shakuntala
Harischandra
Sibi
A Note on Cosmogony
Glossary
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