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A Horse and Two Goats Summary
R. K. Narayan

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A Horse and Two Goats Summary


First published in the Madras, India, newspaper The Hindu in 1960, "A Horse and Two Goats" did not achieve a wide international audience until 1970 when it became the title story of R. K. Narayan's seventh collection of short stories, A Horse and Two Goats and Other Stories. It reached an even wider audience in 1985 when it was included in Under the Banyan Tree, Narayan's tenth and best-selling collection. By this time Narayan was well established as one of the most prominent Indian authors writing in English in the twentieth century. The story presents a comic dialogue between Muni, a poor Tamil-speaking villager, and a wealthy English-speaking businessman from New York. They are engaged in a conversation in which neither can understand the other's language. With gentle humor, Narayan explores the conflicts between rich and poor, and between Indian and Western culture.

Narayan is best known for his fourteen novels, many...

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