A Devoted Son Anita Desai Essays and Term Papers

  • A Devoted Son - Anita Desai

            Anita Desai’s story is all about duty and devotion. It draws a picture of the life of a son. The son is brought up by his father, starts earning his livelihood and then, dutifully looks after his father. However, crisis develops as his father, whimsical due to age, starts misinterpreting his...

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  • A Devoted Son - by Anita Desai

    A Devoted Son by Anita Desai Summary This story takes place in a shabby suburb in India. Rakesh, the son of a vegetable seller, triumphs in medical school and afterwards. He is a devoted son, bowing to his father, marrying the girl his parents choose, and becoming the director of his own clinic...

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  • Anita Desai

    A conversation with Anita Desai, and some notes on her work [Statutory warning: long, bifurcated post – some thoughts on Anita Desai’s writing followed by a Q&A. Apologies in case there’s some overlapping between the two elements. I wrote it as a flowing piece - a profile-cum-interview - for Business...

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  • anita desai

    Interview with Anita Desai Magda Costa interviewed Anita Desai in Barcelona, 30 Jan 2001. Desai was in Spain to launch the Spanish and Catalan translations of Fasting, Feasting. -How was it to grow up in a family like yours, with a German mother and a Bengali father, in India? -When you are a child...

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  • anita desai

    FASTING, FEASTING by Anita Desai The main characters who struck me the most are Uma and her brother Arun; to them are dedicated the two parts of the novel. Personally I think they have a lot of things in common and I’m not only considering the fact that they belong to the same close-knit family:...

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  • Anita Desai

    Award. Anita Desai is an Indian novelist and short story writer. She is known for her sensitive portrayal of the inner feelings of her female characters. Many of Anita Desai's novels explore tensions between family members and the alienation of middle-class women. In her later novels, Anita Desai wrote...

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  • Anita Desai

    writers Anita Desai holds a prominent place because of the immense popularity she commands as a novelist of human predicament of anxiety, frustration and loneliness in the insensitive and inconsiderate contemporary world. This paper aims at tracing the theme of alienation in the novels of Anita Desai...

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  • Anita Desai

    literature Vol. 2(7), pp. 166-173, September 2011 Available online http://www.academicjournals.org/ijel ISSN 2141-2626 ©2011 Academic Journals Review Anita Desai’s ‘in custody’: Unlocking the web of time and space Bhasha Shukla Sharma Department of Humanities, University Institute of Technology, Rajiv...

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  • Anita Desai

    In this novel, as in so many others by Anita Desai, the key themes of identity and language are explored and developed. This is vital considering the context in which Desai sets so many of her novels, which is post-Partition and the massive upheaval that occurred as Pakistan was created as a separate...

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  • Anita Desai

    Anita Desai Fasting, Feasting Desai and Style  Desai is often praised as a stylist, in particular for her use of imagery. She has been referred to by reviewers as an “imagist novelist . . . [Her use of images] is a remarkable quality of her craft.”  Where are there particularly powerful images in...

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  • anita desai

    Anita Desai Anita Mazumdar Desai (born 24 June 1937) is an Indian novelist and the Emerita John E. Burchard Professor of Humanities at theMassachusetts Institute of Technology. As a writer she has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times; she received a Sahitya Academy Award in 1978 for her...

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  • A Devoted Son

    who heard of his return to the village. Varma stated “he came and touched my feet. He bowed down and touched my feet” Varma was very proud of his son. Although Rakesh could have pursued a bride while studying, he chose to wait and accept the one chosen for him by his family. They were married and...

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  • Fasting Feasting by Anita Desai

    Part 1, Chapters 1 and 2 Summary Anita Desai's novel of intricate family relations plays out in two countries, India and the United States. The core characters comprise a family living in a small town in India, where provincial customs and attitudes dictate the futures of all children: girls are to...

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  • Anita Desai In Custory

    to.” Anita Desai stated this in an interview with a magazine regarding In Custody and the portrayal of the characters in it. While talking about gender in the novel, one gets more attached to the notion of feminism, female characters’ portrayal, the female world in general. Ironically, Anita Desai’s...

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  • A Devoted Son

    Analytic Paragraph on “A Devoted SonAnita Desai uses elements of Psychoanalytic theory in her short story “A Devoted son” to show the importance of respect in the lives of humans. Rakesh’s father loved his son during the earlier part of the story as Rakesh was not challenging his authority and...

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  • Devoted Son

    Analytical essay In the story “The devoted son” by Anita Desai. The author illustrates strong and vivid meaning in the depth of the story. The Author portrays a truth. No matter how well progressive one is, tradition will always counter it. Rakesh’s Father went ill and sick even though he was under...

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  • Village by the Sea, Anita Desai

    Anita Desai's Village by the Sea is set in a small village called Thul, which is 14 kilometres from Bombay. Lila, the eldest child among four siblings, is but thirteen years of age, yet she already has the outlook and maturity of an adult. Her brother Hari, twelve is the only person with whom she can...

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  • A Village by the Sea - Anita Desai

    Anita Desai?s novel, The Village by the Sea, is a vibrant narration of perseverance and hope in distress. It is a saga of changes and adaptation, a little of evil and more about the goodness of nature and human kindness. Based on true events, it is a story set in a small coastal village Thul near Bombay...

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  • Fasting feasting by Anita Desai

    Consuming Cultures: Food, Gender, Diaspora in Anita Desai’s Fasting, Feasting Abstract: Several postcolonial and diasporic writers have articulated the complex relationship of food to nation, culture and diaspora, while many others have taken into account the ways in which gender, sex, class and race...

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  • Summary of In Custody by Anita Desai

    dream of meeting Nur draws him on. So he sets off on a number of adventures on Sundays, the one free day that he should have spent with his wife and son. What Deven finds at his hero's house is misery and confusion. Having sunk into a senile old age, surrounded by fawning sycophants, married to a...

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