Year: 2007 (63rd reprint)
Railway Raju is a disarmingly corrupt tourist guide, who lives by his wits and falls in love with a beautiful dancer named Rosie. More by chance than skill, he seduces her away from her husband, Marco, a lonely writer who is obsessed with local rock carvings, and transforms her into a celebrity courted by wealthy and influential dignitaries wherever she performs.
Meanwhile Marco has been risen to fame through his book; he writes a letter to her demanding her signature for the deliverance of a jewel box. Raju who was in charge of the correspondence, forges her signature and later finds himself in jail.
Rating: Very Good
--- novel brought RKN the 1960 Sahitya Academy Award for English.
--- the film Guide was released in 1965, starring Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman.
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