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The Guide by R.K. Narayan

The Guide - R.K. Narayan
bookshelves: autumn-2015, published-1958, india, radio-4x, play-dramatisation, art-forms, amusing
Recommended to Bettie☯ by: Laura
Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners
Read from November 08 to 09, 2015



Description: Raju's first stop after his release from prison is the barber's shop. Then he decides to take refuge in an abandoned temple. Raju used to be India's most corrupt tourist guide - but now a peasant mistakes him for a holy man. Gradually, he begins to play the part.
  It is written on the brow of some
That they shall never be left in peace
Raju seems to be somewhat Zelig in nature, becoming anything at a pitch of a hat.

His Holy Man routine becomes ever believable.