The following version of this book was used to create the guide: Narayan, R. A Tiger for Malgudi. Penguin, A Tiger for Malgudi begins with a tiger, later to be named Raja, recounting the events in his life that led up to his peaceful elderly days in the Malgudi zoo. He is content enough in the zoo, but occasionally misses the freedom of the wild, and he impatiently paces his cage.
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Shelves: owned-book Another brilliant piece by R. The plot is quite different from his usual more acclaimed works. But what sets this novel apart is the sensitivity with which he deals with different aspects of the society through the eyes of a tiger. Brilliant read. After almost a year of hibernation in my wardrobe, the tiger Raja chose to befriend me. He has now made me ask for more of him.
I love animals and philosophy and this book gave me the pleasure of learning more about both in around pages. One might think that I have overrated this book. Lose yourself in the thought-provoking dialogues that are written in the simplest form, which, in my opinion, can only be penned by R.
On a rainy day, I finished reading this book at work. And on the same day I realised that this book did some inexplicable magic to the soul and mind!
It could have been the rain that played with the mind! But I think it was just the word of R. Narayan that piqued my emotions and made me feel better. I have a life that I have to carry on and there is a wicked world that needs my existence. I refuse to claim a piece of my heart that I left with Raja and the Master!
The book has myriad of brilliant dialogues. But I would love to quote this one, which represents my mindset too. Man assumes he is all-important, that all else in creation exists only for his sport, amusement, comfort, or nourishment.
A Tiger for Malgudi
A Tiger for Malgudi Summary & Study Guide