Under the Banyan Tree and Other Stories

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Under the Banyan Tree and Other Stories
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Title page
Author R. K. Narayan
Language English
Publisher Indian Thought Publications
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 193
ISBN 9788185986142

Under the Banyan Tree and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by R. K. Narayan, set in and around the fictitious town of Malgudi in South India. The stories range from the humorous to the serious and all are filled with Narayan's acute observations of human nature. The concluding story, Under the Banyan Tree, is about a village story-teller who concludes his career by taking a vow of silence for the rest of his life, realizing that a story-teller must have the sense to know when to stop and not wait for others to tell him.