The Emerald Route

The Emerald Route is a travelogue by R. K. Narayan. It was published by Indian Thought Publications in 1980. It is a pseudo-travel guide for Karnataka, India.[1] The book was commissioned by the Government of Karnataka, and the initial non-commercial version was published in 1977 as part of a government publication.[2] The book is focused on local history, culture and heritage, and does not exhibit much of Narayan's characteristic personal narrative.[3]

The Emerald Route
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First commercial edition (1980)
AuthorR. K. Narayan
IllustratorR. K. Laxman
CountryIndia
GenreTravel literature
PublisherIndian Thought Publications
Publication date
1977, 1980
Media typePrint
Pages115
ISBN978-0-86578-075-0
Preceded byThe Mahabharata 
Followed byA Tiger for Malgudi 

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kain, Geoffrey (1993). R.K. Narayan: contemporary critical perspectives. Michigan State University Press. pp. 193. ISBN 978-0-87013-330-5.
  2. ^ Sundaram, P. S. (1988). R.K. Narayan as a novelist. New world literature series. Vol. 14. B.R. Pub. Corp. p. 132. ISBN 978-81-7018-531-4.
  3. ^ Rao, Ranga (2006). R. K. Narayan. Sahitya Akademi. p. 48. ISBN 978-81-260-1971-7. Retrieved 27 August 2009.