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The Cat And Shakespeare

The Cat And Shakespeare

Raja Rao
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‘A teasing comedy of manners exploring metaphysical themes’—Telegraph

The Cat and Shakespeare is a gentle, almost teasing fable of two friends. Govindan Nair, an astute, down-to-earth philosopher and clerk, tackles the problems of routine living with extraordinary common sense and gusto, and his refreshing and unorthodox conclusions continually panic Ramakrishna Pai, Nair’s friend, neighbour and narrator of the story. This evocative novel brings alive the raw texture of Indian life, and delights in its humour.

‘[A] pathbreaker of Indian writing in English’—Guardian

Imprint: India Penguin Modern Classics

Published: Aug/2014

ISBN: 9780143422327

Length : 216 Pages

MRP : ₹299.00

The Cat And Shakespeare

Raja Rao

‘A teasing comedy of manners exploring metaphysical themes’—Telegraph

The Cat and Shakespeare is a gentle, almost teasing fable of two friends. Govindan Nair, an astute, down-to-earth philosopher and clerk, tackles the problems of routine living with extraordinary common sense and gusto, and his refreshing and unorthodox conclusions continually panic Ramakrishna Pai, Nair’s friend, neighbour and narrator of the story. This evocative novel brings alive the raw texture of Indian life, and delights in its humour.

‘[A] pathbreaker of Indian writing in English’—Guardian

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Raja Rao

Raja Rao, a path-breaker of Indian writing in English, was born in Hassan, Mysore. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Neustadt International Prize for Literature.

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