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  • Anita Desai Themes

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    Anita Desai explores the psychic depths of her female characters and portrays them as individuals facing single-handed, and ferocious struggle for identity. Carefully avoiding being associated with any Feminist movement, she makes it clear that her concern as an artist is with the individual men and women. Sincere to her principles as an artist, Desai, in her novels seizes upon that incomplete and seemingly meaningless mass of reality around her and tries to discover the significance by getting below

  • The Devoted Son by Anita Desai

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    Anita Desai is a writer of novels and short stories, mostly about conflicts among characters of different generations and backgrounds. Her short story called “A Devoted Son”, she writes about just that. Anita’s unique heritage is what made her so good at writing stories with conflict and culture. She has a quiet power that explores the struggle of many things. Her inspirations for writing “A Devoted Son” is that she wanted to capture the duality of human nature, that everything is complex, yet

  • Anita Desai Novel Analysis

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    Desai’s novels is an uncertain one; it's a domain where the key concord is aimed to but not attained, and the hope to love and last crashes from time to time violently in terms of loneliness which is shown in its altering tones and significances. Anita Desai is a receiver of several awards in India and overseas. She is obtained many esteemed positions in India and other countries of the world. Her novel Fire on the Mountain awarded her the Royal Society of Literature’s Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize and

  • Themes of The Village by the Sea by Anita Desai

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    Themes of The Village by the Sea by Anita Desai The novel, 'the village by the sea' by Anita Desai is about how Hari and Lila struggle for the survival of their family in the absence of their drunken father and ill mother. As portrayed in the beginning of the novel, the opening scene is described to be an unstable environment. This is reflected by the setting of the waves and how they are portrayed to be 'unstable' as the author uses phrases such as 'high tide' and 'low tide' to show the

  • Analysis Of Devoted Son By Anita Desai

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    short story ‘A Devoted Son’ by Anita Desai focuses on a father-son relationship in a traditional Indian family within a small, poverty-stricken village.With his parents sacrifices, Rakesh is able to pursue, and excel in his medical studies. The story follows Rakesh’s transition into the head of the household as his father, Varma , slips into illness. Gender roles and the power allocated to each role is a large part of Indian society, and illustrated by Desai, the male 's role within a family can

  • A Village By The Sea - Anita Desai

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    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. The two main characters of the novel are a brother and sister duo, 13-year-old Lila and 12-year-old Hari. They have two young school-going sisters, Bela and Kamal, a chronically ill mother and a

  • Analysis Of A Devoted Son By Anita Desai

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    Anita Desai was in a family where the father was Indian and her mom was German and with this strange and unusual heritage had an effect on the way that Anita understood different cultures. Desai was born in northern Indian town located at the foot hills of the Himalaya Mountains. She grew up in an old part of the capital called Delhi. Her family spoke 3 languages and those were Hindi, English and German but Desai learned English at school first. Desai wrote her first English story when she was 7

  • The Clear Light Of Day By Anita Desai Analysis

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    Anita Desai (1937) is a modern Indo-English writer, she is famous for her fiction writing, not only in India but also around the world. She emerged on the literary horizon after the independence of India and her main focus is, her writing on the ‘contemporary issues’ (Batts, 2011, pg.3). Desai mostly writes about the miserable plight of women suffering under their insensitive and inconsiderate husbands, fathers and brothers. All of which, leads to a man-woman relationship bringing characters into

  • Diasporic Consciousness: A Comparative Study of Jhumpa Lahiri and Kiran Desai

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    world and about human beings. It enlarges their consciousness about things which they would never have understood if born and raised in one place. It enables them to speak concretely on a subject of universal significance and appeal. Works Cited Desai, Kiran. The Inheritance of Loss. New Delhi: Penguin, 2006. Lahiri, Jhumpa. The Namesake. NewDelhi: HarperCollins, 2003. ---, Rushdie, Salman. Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Criticism London : Granta, 1991.

  • Family Feud in Anita Desai´s Clear Light of Day

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    Day mirrors India’s independence from Britain. Before their deaths, Mr. and Mrs. Das were preoccupied and inattentive to their four children, Raja, Tara, Bim, and Baba. They spent most of their time at the club, playing “their daily game of bridge” (Desai 50). This pastime is so important to them that they neglect to take care of their kids. For example, Mrs. Das tires of “washing and powdering” Baba, her mentally disabled baby, and she complains, “My bridge is suffering” (103). Mr. Das also does not