What is the setting for "An Astrologer's Day"?

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"An Astrologer's Day" is set in India. It is set in a city, but readers are not told what city. However, Narayan created an imaginary city named Malgudi, and it is possible, even likely, that this story is set there as well. (Not certain, but likely.)

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"An Astrologer's Day" is set in India. It is set in a city, but readers are not told what city. However, Narayan created an imaginary city named Malgudi, and it is possible, even likely, that this story is set there as well. (Not certain, but likely.)

Since the collection was published in 1947, readers can assume the story is set prior to this date. That means it was composed in an India that was not yet free of British rule, but that was moving towards it. That said, Narayan is better at capturing the feel of Indian society in general than at portraying specific periods (which does not seem to be his purpose).

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