October, 2011 archive
The book, The Emerald Isle by R.K.Narayan is based on the authors travels to the different parts of Karnataka. He writes a short summary on the history of most of the towns or villages and also describes its current condition. Among the places he discusses is Coorg and the special privileges granted to its residents by the British. Another place he discusses in detail is Srirangapatnam, the one time stronghold of Tipu Sultan and his battle with the British. He also recounts how Bangalore got its name from the baked beans offered to the king travelling in disguise and charts out the gradual evolution of the city.
Book: The Emerald Isle by R.K.Narayan
Pages : 177
Publisher : Penguin India