• 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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    work all day because he had to support his family, which was| | |formed by his wife and son. He thought Sanskrit, a language | | |that comes from the origins of India. Indians...
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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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  • Lit Analysis
    Conflicted Societies In the unexpected conflict of Anita Desai’s “A Devoted Son,” the protagonist, Rakesh devotes himself to his father and his country’s customs, “‘Yes, and do you know what is the first thing he did when he saw the results this morning? He came and touched my feet. He bowed down and...
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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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  • 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: Introduction to the Story and the Author
    A DEVOTED SON Introduction to the Story and the Author This story opens up the age old debate of generation gap. As we read It me story we will be in a position to express our understanding of devotion. This sure am Awes us to dwell a little into geriatric (pertaining to old age) psychology...
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  • Short Story Essay
    day India have been widely affected by the influences of western culture and values. ‘A Devoted Son" by Anita Desai examines the result of this in the relationship between an elderly father and hi successful son. Throughout the story the struggle for power and influence of another culture can be clearly...
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  • A Devoted Son Critical Analytical Essay
    milestones often marks the start of a new chapter in ones life. In the short story "A Devoted Son", education, marriage and a family members illness all contribute to the new roles assumed by the protagonist. The author Anita Desai develops the idea that change is the ongoing force that causes individuals to...
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    horse race come into fruition.  Resolution – the boy dies, and his Uncle Oscar points out the fact that his mother now has the money, but has lost her son.  Symbols The house – could symbolize a physical manifestation of greed, the rocking horse could symbolize death, his desire to help his family (there...
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  • English Response
    university, their relationship will never be the same without those weekly lunch outings. “A Devoted Son” –Anita Desai At the beginning of the novel, the father was bragging and praising his son for all the accomplishments he has achieved. Everyone was so amazed at how Rakesh proved everyone...
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  • Communilisation and Disintegration of Urdu in Anita Desai Incustody by Amina Yaqin
      The Communalization and Disintegration of Urdu in Anita Desai’s In Custody 1 Introduction T  of Urdu in India is an extremely layered one which needs to be examined historically, politically and ideologically in order to grasp the various forces which have shaped its current...
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  • Clear Light of Day Literary Analysis: The House as a Metaphor
    Home Is Where the Heart Is In the book Clear Light of Day, Anita Desai develops an extended metaphor of the Das family house to symbolize the entrapment of the Das children: Bimla, Tara, Raja, and Baba. Desai’s book follows each of the children as they grow up, but when the family gathers at the...
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  • Shashi Deshpande's the Dark Holds No Terror
    sociologists. The image of woman in Indo-English novel is based on the traditional ancient literature of India, which showed woman as a devoted wife or a devoted mother. Introduction The imaginative and creative responses of the writers are related to the changing world view and the questioning attitude...
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  • M.Phil Dissertation Paper
    M.PHIL DISSERTATION TOPIC: COMPLEXITIES OF MODERN INDIAN CULTURE FROM A FEMININE PERSPECTIVE A STUDY FROM THE NOVELS OF ANITA DESAI: FASTING, FEASTING THE ARTIST OF DISAPPEARANCE Introduction to Indian Literature: Indian Writings in English “Under English rule in India”, writes Mr. Arthur...
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    mother. They only flew away after the corpse was carried away for last rites. So this was the charismatic grandmother of Khushwant Singh. A DEVOTED SON Introduction to the Story and the Author This story opens up the age old debate of generation gap. As we read It me story we will...
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  • Post Colonial Impact in Anita Desai’s in Custody
    Urdu Language Lovers in Anita Desai’s In Custody Dr.A.CHANDRA BOSE, PhD., Assistant Professor of English The Madura College (Autonomous) Madurai, Tamilnadu -625 011 boseac@gmail.com Introduction Anita Desai is an important women...
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  • Review: Fasting, Feasting by Anita Desai
    Review: Fasting, Feasting by Anita Desai The most recent novel of Indian born author Anita Desai, Fasting, Feasting (1999) tells the story of two middle-class families and the allegorical struggles of the individual members to find individual identity and happiness. This meticulously constructed...
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  • Major Works of Anita Desai, the Indian Novelist
    Major Works of Anita Desai, the Indian Novelist Most of Desai's works engage the complexities of modern Indian culture from a feminine perspective while highlighting the female Indian predicament of maintaining self-identity as an individual woman. Cry, the Peacock, Desai's first novel, chronicles the...
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  • A Comparative Study on the Theme of East-West Encounter in Kamala Markandaya’s Possession and Anita Desai’s Bye-Bye Blackbird
    A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE THEME OF East-west encounter in KAMALA MARKANDAYA’S POSSESSION AND ANITA DESAI’S BYE-BYE BLACKBIRD P.KRISHNAVENI, Research Scholar. P.KUSUMA HARINATH, ...
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