The Man-Eater of Malgudi Setting & Symbolism

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Malgudi

Malgudi is a small, imaginary town most likely located in southern India. This is the setting for most of the story.

Kabir Street

Kabir Street is the location of Nataraj's house.

Queen Anne Chair

A luxurious Queen Anne chair sits in the foyer of Nataraj's press. Vasu insists on sitting in this chair.

Nehru

Nehru is Prime Minister of India during the mid-twentieth century.

Heidelberg

The Heidelberg printing press is owned by Nataraj's neighbor, the Star press.

The Blue Curtain

The blue curtain divides the press's inner workings from the eyes of outsiders. The division caused by this curtain will slowly diminish, fading completely by the end of the book. The curtain can be viewed on several levels, as The Man-eater of Malgudi can be viewed on several levels. First, the curtain can represent Nataraj's ego. The curtain protects his inner self (the press) from the eyes...

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