Published by Geoffrey Cumberlege/Oxford University Press, Madras INDIA, 1947
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Madras, INDIA: Geoffrey Cumberlege/Oxford University Press, 1947. First Edition. Very Good hardcover/Good dust jacket (in mylar); black lettered green cloth; color endpapers; green tinted top edge;181 pages. Raja Rao (1908-2006), author of distinguished, award-winning novels, Kanthapura and Serpent and the Rope. Citation from the Foreword by the author, Raja Rao, dated 22 August, 1946, Bombay: "Historically (and how long, long ago it was) I wrote these stories and I must own them. I own them.".
Published by London Oxford University Press First published, February 1947 [Verso of title page reads as follows: "Printed in India by R.N. Habbu at the Usha Press, Mysore City, and Published by Geoffrey Cumberlege Oxford University Press, Madras, (Paper Issue Card N., 1947
Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Included. FIRST EDITION. 12mo. v-vii1-181p. Pictorial endpapers with Champak Library imprint. Green cloth with black letters. Colorful pictorial jacket in yellow, green, black and white wih a prominent cow's head on front panel. Born in India in 1908, Raja Rao is a towering figure in Indian English language fiction. OCLC lists some 50 works of biography and/or literary criticism related to him. An award-winning author, who was also Professor of Indian Philosophy in the University of Texas, 1965-1980, Rao wrote several other books, among which are KANTHAPURA (1938) and THE SERPENT AND THE ROPE (1960). THE COW OF THE BARRRICADES, his only collection of short stories, includes the following titles: Javni, The Little Gram Shop, The True Story of Kanakapala Protector of Gold, Akkayya, Naraiga, A Client, In Khandesh, Companions, and The Cow of the Barricades. Several of these stories appear here for the first time in English, e.g., The Little Gram Shop, Akkayya, and A Client. Very minor bump to upper right corner of front cover, else near fine/ Jacket is very lightly soiled with some slight rubbing to spine and with tine chips at top and bottom of spine and at corners, else Vg+.