Author- Narayan R.K.
Margayya is a complex and entrancing character with a flair for those fabulously involved minor financial transactions which are an integral part of indian life we first meet him sitting in the shade of a banyan tree, advising the people of malgudi how to extract loans from the co-operative bank a brush with the secretary of the bank, and an accident in which his spoilt son balu throws his account book down a drain, cut short his career as a financier; but after a series of amusing incidents margayya grows rich and reverts to financial wizardry.
- Paperback: 218 pages
- Publisher: Heinemann London(1982)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 8185986053
- ISBN-13: 978-8185986050
R.K. Narayan was born in Madras, South India, in 1906, and educated there and at Maharaja's College in Mysore. His first novel, Swami and Friends and its successor, The Bachelor of Arts, are both set in the enchanting fictional territory of Malgudi and are only two out of the twelve novels he based there. In 1958 Narayan's work The Guide won him the National Prize of the Indian Literary Academy, his country's highest literary honor.
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