Publisher description for The guide / R.K. Narayan ; introduction by Michael Gorra.


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Formerly India’s most corrupt tourist guide, Raju—just released from prison—seeks refuge in an abandoned temple. Mistaken for a holy man, he plays the part and succeeds so well that God himself intervenes to put Raju’s newfound sanctity to the test. Narayan’s most celebrated novel, The Guide won him the National Prize of the Indian Literary Academy, his country’s highest literary honor.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Malgudi (India : Imaginary place) -- Fiction.
Tour guides (Persons) -- Fiction.
Bharata natyam dancers -- Fiction.
Spiritual life -- Hinduism -- Fiction.
India -- Fiction.