• 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 construc
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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,...
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  • Anita desai - summary
    Anita Desai: Biography Anita Desai (born 1937) has been touted by "British Writers'" A. Michael Matin as "one of the preeminent contemporary Indian novelists," even referred to by many as the Mother of the Indian psychological novel genre. Her meticulous depictions of modern Indian life, combined
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    Fasting, Feasting is a wonderful novel of two parts, running from the heart of a close-knit Indian household, with its restrictions and prejudices, its noisy warmth and sensual appreciation of food, to the cool centre of an American family. Uma, the plain spinster daughter of the Indian family, is t
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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
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    [pic] In her novel, Fasting, Feasting, Anita Desai eventually accomplishes what many writers attempt and then fail to achieve. She uses light touch, simple language, uncomplicated structure, but at the same time addresses some very big issues and makes a point. Uma and Arun are children of Mamap
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  • Fasting feasting
    In Fasting, Feasting by Anita Desai, the characters, Uma, Aruna, Anamika, Arun, Melanie and Rod suffer from entrapment as an inescapable fact in their lives in many senses. On the one hand, Uma is suppressed, repressed and imprisoned, she is a reluctant victim of entrapment at home,” She walks
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    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...
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    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...
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    Fasting, Feasting Topics for Discussion Discuss what you think the author really means by "fasting" and "feasting." What are the physical and emotional implications of each? How do you think the story would have been different if it had been Uma who had gone to America instead of Arun?...
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  • Fasting Feasting
    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 future of all children: girls are to be married off and boys...
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  • Fasting Feasting Essay
    Exam Type Essay "Fasting, Feasting" is a novel written by Anita Desai. This book is divided in two parts, one part from an India family point of view, and the other from an American family perspective. The title of this novel is greatly interesting because it is in two parts too. Fasting...
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  • Anita Desai
    Won the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize for her novel "Fire on the Mountain" and her children's book "The Village by the Sea" (1982), won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award. Anita Desai is an Indian novelist and short story writer. She is known for her sensitive portrayal of the inner...
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  • Anita desai's, fastng feasting
    Anita Desai s Fasting, Feasting: A feminist Study P. Krishnakant S. K.V.Tuli, Paper Nagar Dist. Mokokc hung. Nagaland- 798623. To a cautious reader of Feminism it will appear that from the decade of 1960 all feminist critics asserting that they are on a journey of self discovery. It will lead th
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  • Fasting and feasting
    Book Report Fasting and Feasting The book “Fasting and Feasting” revolves around two families, one that lives in India the other in America. The author Anita Desai contrasts the two families. The book focuses on the social role of the woman in the household and the Indian traditions that
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  • aruna in fasting and feasting
    Fasting, Feasting – Anita Desai January 27, 2008 by lizzysiddal 2007 was the year in which I failed to finish the Indian novels I started. I read 2 and faltered at the 500 page mark in both. I found Vikram Chandra’s amalgam of literary fiction and crime in Sacred Games remarkably...
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  • Congugal cacaphony in anita desai's novels
    CONGUGAL CACAPHONY IN ANITA DESAI’S NOVELS Suneeta Upadhyay, Research Scholar M.M.H. college, Ghaziabad, C.C.S. University, Meerut Indian novelist and short story writer, Anita Desai is specially noted for her insightful depiction of the inner life of the female characters in her writings. In
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  • Daushter of diaspora-kiran desai
    It's the morning after her night of triumph. Kiran Desai, sleepless but still glowing with all the unaffected grace that she showed on the Guildhall platform, has been giving interviews since 7.30am. Soon, she will rush to Heathrow to resume the German tour that her Man Booker victory so noisily int
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  • Summary of midnight's children by salamn rushdie
    Plot Overview Saleem Sinai, the narrator of Midnight’s Children, opens the novel by explaining that he was born on midnight, August 15, 1947, at the exact moment India gained its independence from British rule. Now nearing his thirty-first birthday, Saleem believes that his body is beginning to
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    Anita Desai (b.1937) – formerly Anita Mazumdar Indian novelist and short story writer, especially noted for her sensitive portrayal of the inner life of her female characters. Several of Desai's novels explore tensions between family members and the alienation of middle-class women. In her later n
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