R.K. Narayan - Biography, Writer, Journalist

R.K. Narayan – Biography, Writer, Journalist

RK Narayan’s Major Publications

Since Swami and Friends was first published in 1935, R.K. Narayan’s literary output has continued unabated over the past six decades. Novels, short stories, essays, travelogues, articles, retellings of epics and folklore -the master story- teller has done it all. We present a select bibliography of Narayan’ s major publications.

Novels

  • ‘Swami and Friends’, Hamish Hamilton, London, 1935.
  • ‘The Bachelor of Arts’, Nelson, London, 1937.
  • ‘The Dark Room’, Macmillan, London, 1938.
  • ‘The English Teacher’, Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1945.
  • ‘Mr. Sampath -The Printer of Malgudi’, Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1949.
  • ‘The Financial Expert’, Methuen, London, 1955. The Guide, Methuen, London, 1958.
  • ‘The Man-Eater of Malgudi’, Heinemann, London, 1962.
  • ‘The Vendor of Sweets’, The Bodley Head, London, 1967.
  • ‘The Painter of Signs’, Viking, New York, 1976.
  • ‘A Tiger for Malgudi’, Heinemann, Loindon 1983.
  • ‘Talkative Man’, Heinemann, London, 1986.
  • ‘The World of Nagaraj’, Heinemann, London 1990.
  • ‘The Grandmother’s Tale: Three Novellas’, Heinemann, London, 1993.

Autobiography

  • ‘My Days: A Memoir’, Viking, New York, 1974.
  • ‘My Dateless Diary: An American Journey’, Indian Thought Publications, Mysore, 1960.

Short Story Collections

  • ‘Malgudi Days’, Indian Thought Publications, Mysore, 1943.
  • ‘Dodu and other Stories’, Indian Thought Publications, Mysore, 1943.
  • ‘Cyclone and Other Stories’, Rock House and Sons, Madras, 1945.
  • ‘An Astrologer’s Day and Other Stories’, Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1947.
  • ‘Lawley Road and Other Stories’, Indian Thought Publications, Mysore, 1956.
  • ‘A Horse and Two Goats’, Viking, New York, 1970.
  • ‘Malgudi Days’, Viking, New York, 1982.
  • ‘Under the Banyan Tree and Other Stories’, Heinemann, London, 1985.

Collections of Stories, Essays and Sketches

  • ‘Next Sunday: Sketches and Essays’, Indian Thought Publications, Mysore, 1956.
  • ‘Reluctant Guru’, Orient Paperbacks, New Delhi, 1974.
  • ‘A Writer’s Nightmare: Selected Essays, 1958-1988’, Penguin Books India, New Delhi, 1988.
  • ‘A Story-Teller’s World’, Penguin Books India, 1989.
  • ‘Salt and Sawdust: Stories and Table Talk’, Penguin Books India, New Delhi, 1993.

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