Grandmother's Tale

Grandmother's Tale
First edition
AuthorR. K. Narayan
IllustratorR. K. Laxman
PublisherIndian Thought Publications
Publication date
Media typePrint
Preceded byThe World of Nagaraj 

Grandmother's Tale is a novella by R. K. Narayan with illustrations by his brother R. K. Laxman published in 1992 by Indian Thought Publications.[1] It was subsequently released outside India as The Grandmother's Tale by Heinemann in 1993.[2] This book, more than any others, exhibits Narayan's experimental tendencies.[3] The book is about Narayan's great grandmother who is forced to travel far and wide in search of her husband, as narrated to him by his grandmother.:}[2]


  1. ^ Shashi Tharoor (11 September 1994). "Comedies of Suffering". NY Times. Retrieved 30 August 2009.
  2. ^ a b Miller, Karl (11 July 1993). "BOOK REVIEW: The Grandmother's Tale' - R K Narayan: Heinemann, 9.99 pounds". London: The Independent. Retrieved 30 August 2009.
  3. ^ Narayana, Chandra K. (22 September 1993). "Grandmother's Tale". Studies in Short Fiction. ISSN 0039-3789. Archived from the original on 26 October 2012.