A dog on the street and a poor blind man develop a beautiful symbiotic friendship. The dog soon helps the blind man get alms by tugging at passersbys’ clothes, protects the blind man against stealing and in return gets food. This equation changes when the old woman who used to give food to the blind man, dies. The dog was now the only remaining support for the blind man. Seeing this, the street vendors give a ribbon to the blind man, suggesting that the blind man tie the dog to him and let the dog guide him to where he can get alms and food. This changes the relationship between the blind man and the dog completely. They no longer remain friends. Instead, the blind man assumes the role of the ungrateful master with the dog permanently tied to him.
Listen to this tale of friendship, greed, freedom and loyalty to find out how the dog reacts to his merciless master and whether he is able to escape to freedom.
Story Title: The Blind Dog
Story Title: Andha Kutta Part 1
|Story Title: Andha Kutta Part 2
Author: RK Narayan
Storyteller: Ek Lifafa
About the Author
RK Narayan was one of the early Indian English fiction writers. He is known for writing stories about ordinary people in a typical, authentic Indian setting with a natural sense of humor. He has won several accolades that speak of his brilliance; some of which include the Padma Vibhushan, Sahitya Akademi Award and the AC Benson Medal from the Royal Society of Literature. To read more about him, click here.
More on the Story
‘The Blind Dog’ is a part of a short story collection called ‘Malgudi Days’. ‘Malgudi Days’ is one of the most famous works by RK Narayan that has been translated into a movie and TV series. To read more about ‘Malgudi Days’ click here.