Malgudi days is an
assortment of tales, transcribed by R. K. Narayan who pronounces how in India
the playwright has only to stare out of the aperture to choose a personality
and by this means a tale. Malgudi Days is a stunning book in which Narayan depicts a soothsayer, a
snake-enchanter, a mailman, a seller of tarts and chappatis -- all varieties of
folks illustrated in complete shade and appealing family facets. Under his
illusionist's dash, the entire fictional city of Malgudi bounces to life,
exposing the core of India and of human understanding.