Raju's first stop after his release from prison is the barber's shop Then he decides to take refuge in an abandoned temple. Raju used to be India's most corrupt tourist guide - but now a peasant mistakes him for a holy man. Gradually, almost grudgingly, he begins to play the part.
He succeeds so well that God himself intervenes to put Raju's new holiness to the test.
Author: Narayan, R. K., Binding: Paperback, Imprint: Penguin Classics, Series: N/A, Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd, Published: 02/11/2006, Pagination: 224 pages, Classification: Fiction & related items, Country of Publication: United Kingdom