Summary On Voices In The City By Anita Desai Essays and Term Papers

  • The Voice of the City Anita Desai

    Beloved is a novel by the American writer Toni Morrison. Set after the American Civil War (1861–1865), it is inspired by the story of an AfricanAmerican slave, Margaret Garner, who temporarily escaped slavery during 1856 in Kentucky by fleeing to Ohio, a free state. A posse arrived to retrieve her and...

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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 with...

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  • Summary of In Custody by Anita Desai

    living Urdu poet. Having always loved Urdu poetry and missed the chance to be an Urdu language professor, he is charmed into going to Delhi the big city. Even though he shrinks at the idea of possibly being exploited by his sharp and selfish friend Murad, the dream of meeting Nur draws him on. So...

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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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Village by the Sea Anita Desai

    Name of the book; Village by the see By; Anita Desai Story; of an Indian family A story of an Indian family, staying in a village, called Thul, almost 14 miles away form Mumbai one of the most famous cities of India. This family consists of a mother who is very sick and lying in bed all the time...

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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

    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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  • 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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  • Sale by Anita Desai

    The artist is in a state of desperation to sell his work to feed his family. Yet he makes no attempt to make his end products look more attractive or desirable in the way he carelessly displays them. The studio is in a deplorable state with no attempt to display the artworks in their most favorable light...

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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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  • 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 Fuller...

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