• 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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  • 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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  • 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 English...
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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 most...
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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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  • 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 novels...
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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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  • Village by the Sea
    the worst circumstances. Continuing in this spirit, Anita Desai narrates, "I did not hide the pain, but I also wanted to communicate this capacity for enjoyment”. And this is what gives us 'The Village By The Sea beautifully narrated by Anita Desai. It is the exemplary story of Thul, a small village...
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  • The Village on the Sea
    Anita Desai's wonderful novel tells the story of a family living in the small fishing village of Thul, 14 kilometres from Bombay, India. It is more precisely the story of two young people, Hari, a boy of 14, and Lila, a girl of 13, with a will to survive. Their task is not easy. Lila has to look after...
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  • Literature Marking Scheme
    test knowledge, understanding and response, but give candidates the opportunity to engage more imaginatively with the text by assuming a suitable ‘voice’ (i.e. a manner of speaking for a specific character). Passage-based questions ask candidates to re-read a specific passage or poem from the set text...
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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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  • fastin feasting
    their reactions, facial expression, and tone of voice. This point of view is especially pertinent for the content of the novel, which revolves around the issue of repression, especially for the female characters. The women are not allowed authentic voices in their homes or their societies. So the author...
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  • Clear Light of Day
    to profound self-understanding. Their struggles with autonomy and independence are echoed in the backdrop of the newly-partitioned nation Plot summary The book is split into four sections covering the Das family from the children’s perspective in this order: adulthood, adolescence, childhood, and...
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  • Chitra Banerjee - New Woman Fiction Writer
    Gauri was 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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  • product
    Below is a free excerpt of "Sale Summary" from Anti Essays, your source for free research papers, essays, and term paper examples. Anita Desai writes the short story, “Sale” in contemporary India. In the beginning of the story, we are introduced to an unshaven man. He sits quietly dropping cigarette...
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  • Indian English Literature: Changing Trends and History
    could be one of the numerous languages of India. It is also associated with the works of members of the Indian Diaspora, such as V. S. Naipaul, Kiran Desai, Jhumpa Lahiri and Salman Rushdie, who are of Indian descent. It is frequently referred to as Indo-Anglian literature. As a category, this production...
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  • Stories
    and narrators. Here the narrator’s telling of the tale shows her own gradual loss of rationality and descent into madness. The husband John is the voice of reason and rationality, opposed to ‘horror and superstition’, but he is unable to understand his wife. Gilman’s story creates an uncertainty about...
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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 words...
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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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  • Doctor
    and narrators. Here the narrator’s telling of the tale shows her own gradual loss of rationality and descent into madness. The husband John is the voice of reason and rationality, opposed to ‘horror and superstition’, but he is unable to understand his wife. Gilman’s story creates an uncertainty about...
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