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A Horse and Two Goats

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Mehar Panwar

on 23 September 2013

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Transcript of A Horse and Two Goats

A Horse and Two Goats
RK Narayan
Highlighted Themes
Tools of Translation
Malgudi Days
A collection of short stories by RK Narayan
Published in1943 by Indian Thought Publication in English
Stories are based on Malgudi, an imaginery town in south-India
Television Series
In 1986, 'Malgudi Days' television series was directed by Shankar Nag
In 2004, the project was revived with filmmaker Kavitha Lankesh replacing late Shankar Nag as director
New series was telecasted from April 26, 2006 on Doordarshan
A Horse and Two Goats
The story revolves around two men who don't know a single word of each other's language
Troubled Communication
Troubled communication between two languages.
Misunderstanding and wrong interpretation
Village Life
The story opens with a clear picture of poverty in which the protegonist Muni lives.

Culture clash
Clash of Indian and Western culture using humour is depicted by R.K. Narayan.

Caste discrimination is faced by Muni when he goes to the shopkeeper.
Diolects
Social Dialect
Frequent use of words like 'seth' and 'sahab' by Muni
Use of 'tu' while talking to Munni by the shopkeeper and other men
Munni saying 'har insaan ko apni aurat par kadi nazar rakhni chahiye' shows the aspiration of men to control women

Geographical Dialect
'nariyal ke gaddhe' shows that the place is a rural area in south-Indian
use of word 'kappi' is also prevalent in south-India
Ideolect
Frequent usage of words such as 'pal' 'buddy' by foreigner
'gee wiz'

Styles
Munni while talking to shopkeeper : defenseless, afraid
Shopkeeper to Munni : taunt, pride, anger, sarcasm
Caste Hierarchy
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