In addition to his novels, R. K. Narayan (nuh-RI-yuhn) published a number of volumes of short stories. The title of his first collection of short stories, Malgudi Days (1941), is also the title of a later, expanded collection published by Viking in 1982. Other collections include Dodu, and Other Stories (1943), Cyclone, and Other Stories (1944), Lawley Road: Thirty-two Short Stories (1956), A Horse and Two Goats, and Other Stories (1970), Old and New (1981), Under the Banyan Tree, and Other Stories (1985), and The Grandmother’s Tale, and Selected Stories (1994). Two autobiographical works are My Days (1974), which covers four decades of Narayan’s career as a writer, and My Dateless Diary (1960), a journal of his travels through the United States. “Gods, Demons, and Modern Times,” a talk given at Columbia University in 1972, is collected together with tales from Indian mythology in Gods, Demons, and Others (1964). Narayan also published translations of two Indian epics: The Ramayana (1972) and The Mahabharata (1978). During the war years, he edited Indian Thought, and his weekly newspaper “middles” were collected in Next Sunday: Sketches and Essays (1960). A film adaptation of Narayan’s novel The Guide was released in 1965, but Harvey Breit and Patricia Rinehart’s stage adaptation of the novel only incurred Narayan’s displeasure. Despite his attempt to withhold permission for the production, The Guide opened on Broadway in March, 1968.