Malgudi Days by R. K. Narayan
Penguin Classics; New edition edition (14 October 2000)
Soft Cover, 256 pages
A collection of 32 stories in which the author portrays an astrologer, a snake-charmer, a postman, a vendor of pies and chappatis - all kinds of people, drawn in full colour and domestic detail. The imaginary city of Malgudi springs to life, revealing the essence of India and of human experience.