• theme of aleniation in Anita Desai novels
    THEME OF ALIENATION IN ANITA DESAI’S NOVELS WITH REFERENCE TO ‘CRY, THE PEACOCK’, ‘VOICES IN THE CITY’ AND ‘FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN’ Alienation is one of the greatest problems confronting modern man. The 20th century Especially the postwar period has been called the ‘Age of Alienation’. Edmund...
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  • Anita Desai
    made her debut as novelist in 1963 with "The Peacock". It was followed by "Voices of the City" (1965)- a story about three siblings and their different ways of life in Calcutta. Her novel "Fire on the Mountain" (1977) won the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize. Anita Desai's other works include "Clear...
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  • Congugal Cacaphony in Anita Desai's Novels
    Gautama and then commits suicide. In Voices in the City, Anita Desai also deals with the incompatible marriage of Monisha and Jiban. Like Maya she is also miserable misfit among her in-laws. Monisha’s husband is the prisoner of conservative customs and considers that a woman’s most important roles...
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  • Desai Pres.
    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...
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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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  • M.Phil Dissertation Paper
    . Anita Desai made her debut as novelist in 1963 with “The Peacock”. It was followed by “Voices of the City”(1965)- a story about three siblings and their different ways of life in Calcutta. Her novel “Fire on the Mountain”(1977) won the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize. Anita Desai’s other works include...
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  • Village by the Sea
    . Anita Desai joins the chorus of writers in the complaint of a collective drama often passed unnoticed by the rest of the world. The trait is light and gentle, the characters do not cry, but the voice remains etched indelibly in the reader. What remains at the bottom is a strange sensation of the...
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  • Poem
    THE PICTURE OF LOWER-CLASS SOCIETY IN VOICES IN THE CITY BY ANITA DESAI Author Introduction: Anita Desai was born on June 24, 1937 at Mussoorie of Bengali-German parentage. Very little is known of the life of this Indian...
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  • The Village on the Sea
    where this delicate boy |The Village by the Sea | |Author - Anita Desai...
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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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  • Literature Marking Scheme
    : * Tsitsi Dangarembga Nervous Conditions * Anita Desai Fasting, Feasting Kiran Desai Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard ** George Eliot Silas Marner ** Susan Hill I’m the King of the Castle * The following ten stories: no. 6 Thomas Hardy, ‘The Son’s Veto’ no. 12...
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  • Clear Light of Day
    household. Anita Desai beautifully describes the state of the Delhi city. Sometimes, the whole city seems to be dead and the houses are referred to in the novel as the “tombs”. The house of the Das family seems to be deserted and therefore, Bimla does not prevent Baba playing his gramophone loudly...
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  • Chitra Banerjee - New Woman Fiction Writer
    story of growth of consciousness of a woman. With the progressing decades writers like Anita Desai, Shashi Despande added some more colours in different shades of women. Where “Voices of the City” was story of different ways of living of three siblings, in “The Dark Holds No Terror” Sarita brought...
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  • fastin feasting
    presuppose that Anita Desai shows Uma’s unattractiveness, clumsiness and dullness of mind as causes for her entrapment. Uma’s polar opposite, her graceful, beautiful and brilliant cousin, Anamika’s confinement is more poignant. While Uma’s failure in her school exams pressurises her to stay at...
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  • Indian English Literature: Changing Trends and History
    Passion and Get Ready for Better extensively deal with urban life & its problems. The busy, noisy, mechanized and inhumane existence of man in the metropolises such as Delhi & Calcutta constitutes the focal issues in Anita Desai's Voices in the City and Cry the Peacock. Kiran Desai in her second...
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  • heylolo
    ipt] Anita Desai who is the author of this book has used different techniques to narrate the story in an effective way. She narrates her stories using many symbolisms. She shifts freely from comparison with animals and nature, to use of English language as spoken by Indians; to a repetition of...
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  • Multiplicity of Voices in Indian English Novels: a Postcolonial Study
    ” in 2008 for the best novel to win in the forty-year history of the award. Several Indian writers have been on the short-list of potential winners, and in 2006 Karim Desai, the daughter of Anita Desai, an Indian writer who previously had two of her own books on the short list for the BookerPrize...
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  • Stories
    by Borden Deal Games at Twilight by Anita Desai Of White Hairs and Cricket by Rohinton Mistry Online Bernard MacLaverty’s official site is at: http://www.bernardmaclaverty.com/index.htm 9 Borden Deal (1922-1985) The Taste of Watermelon The writer of a number of novels and short...
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  • Doctor
    Secrets and Other Stories Reading in the Dark by Seamus Deane Paddy Clark Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle Dubliners by James Joyce Compare with The Taste of Watermelon by Borden Deal Games at Twilight by Anita Desai Of White Hairs and Cricket by Rohinton Mistry Online Bernard MacLaverty’s official site is at...
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  • Communilisation and Disintegration of Urdu in Anita Desai Incustody by Amina Yaqin
    the old city. In an interview with Magda Costa, Anita Desai responded to the suggestion that In Custody is a representation of the decay of Urdu literature as follows: I was trying to portray the world of Urdu poets. Living in Delhi I was always surrounded by the sound of Urdu poetry, which is...
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