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R.K. Narayan, a notable author from the early Indian literature in the English language, is most famous for his stories and novels set in the fictional South Indian town of Malgudi, first introduced in his novel Swami and His Friends (1935). His other famous work, The Guide, won the Sahitya Akademi Award for works in English in 1960 and was later turned into a feature film. In a career that spanned more than 60 years, he has written 15 novels and several short stories, many of which are set in Malgudi.   

Malgudi Ka Mehman is the Hindi translation of Narayan’s 1986 novel Talkative Man, where Narayan tells the story of an unnamed character: the titular ‘talkative man’ (TM), who, although living comfortably on the famous Kabir Street of Malgudi, works as a freelance journalist to satiate his passion for stories and conversations - much like Narayan himself during his early days as a journalist. One day, he comes across a mysterious man, a certain Dr Rann, who arrives in Malgudi from Timbuktu, wearing a fancy blue suit and claiming to be researching a project for the United Nations. Fascinated by him, TM invites him over to stay in his house. As time passes, however, gossip spreads that Dr Rann is seducing the librarian’s young daughter. Before TM can even respond to this news, he is faced with another mystery, as a large woman arrives from Delhi, claiming Dr Rann to be her erratic, wandering husband. Will TM be able to find the truth about Dr Rann and his ‘wife’?

Please note: This audiobook is in Hindi.

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