Malgudi Days is a collection of short stories by R. K. Narayan published in the year 1943 by Indian Thought Publications. Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Narayanaswami, better known as R. K. Narayan was an Indian writer, is well known for his works set in the fictional south Indian town of malgudi. The book includes 19 stories, each of the stories portrays life in malgudi. The book was republished outside India in 1982. A television series named “Malgudi days” was aired in doordarshan the year 1986, directed by actor and director Shankar Nag .