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A Tiger for Malgudi

Authors: Narayan, R. K.
Series: Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC019000, FIC009000
ISBN: 9781440618994, Related ISBNs: 0140069119, 0140185453, 0670712604, 1440618992, 9780140069112
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 160,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: A venerable tiger, old and toothless now, looks back over his life from cubhood and early days roaming wild in the Indian jungle. Trapped into a miserable circus career as 'Raja the magnificent', he is then sold into films (co-starring with a beefy Tarzan in a leopard skin) until, finding the human world too brutish and bewildering, he makes a dramatic bid for freedom.

R.K. Narayan's story combines Hindu mysticism with ripe Malgudi comedy, viewing human absurdities through the eyes of a wild animal and revealing how, quite unexpectedly, Raja finds sweet companionship and peace.

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