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A Horse and Two Goats
R. K. Narayan
R. K. Narayan, a prominent Indian author writing in English, is best known for his fourteen novels, many of which take place in the fictional town of Malgudi. A Horse and Two Goats, one of the few of his stories not set in Malgudi, presents an amusing dialogue between Muni, a poor Tamil-speaking villager, and an affluent English-speaking businessman from New York. Through the conversation in which neither can understand the other’s language, R.K. Narayan humorously projetcs the conflicts between the rich and the poor, and between Indian and Western culture.
Against the backdrop of probably the smallest of countless Indian villages, Kritam, the story A Horse and Two Goats begins with the depiction of the poverty in which Muni, the central character, lives. There are around thirty houses in the village but only one, the Big House, is built of brick.… Read More “Summary: A Horse and Two Goats R. K. Narayan”