Desai Essays

  • 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.

  • The village by the sea

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    two sisters before they go to school and also her mother who is sick of an unknown disease. Both Hari and Lila cannot go to school because the family does not have enough money to support all the children’s school fee. Despite the facts that Annita Desai describes the village of Thul as a mini paradise which lived there happy people, but apart from that she tries to focus at Hari and Lila’s hut. All the people and houses around their hut seem so colourful and joyful. However, Annita describes Hari

  • Designing a Computer Based System for an Accountant

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    Designing a Computer Based System for an Accountant Ashok Lakhani and Sarjit Desai run a business consultancy firm. They do simple accounts like payroll, tax, national insurance, VAT returns and Tax rebates. They use a manual paper based system to keep records of their accounts. They use a pen, paper and calculator to analyse their accounts. I recommend that they use a few stand-alone computers to make their accounting easier and quicker. (b) Types of processing activity o Calculatingcould

  • Women's Place in India

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    They are scared of our unity They are scared of our organisation They are scared of our emancipation Hence, they are trying to break us by creating barriers of religion, caste, ethnicity, and tradition. Break Silence. (Women's Rights song, Desai & Patel pg 86) Women have long been fighting for equal rights in every sphere of society. Those in the Western world have been luckier, they can go to school, vote, and work, whereas there are still Women in developing countries which cannot.

  • Comparing Tension and Conflict in Things Fall Apart and Clear Light of Day

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    uneasiness. In both novels, the backdrop and the story are engrossed in a struggle between two worlds, the new and the old fighting out its battles in the characters portrayed within.   Achebe makes his stand in eastern Nigeria while Desai illustrates her point in Old Delhi. In the first part of "Things Fall Apart", Achebe, portrays a traditional African culture, but one on the verge of change.   Early in the novel you can see change is already taking place.  " the

  • Clash between Traditional Indian Values and Globalization

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    The Inheritance of Loss by Indian author Kiran Desai and Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies Kiran Desai (Desai) and Jhumpa Lahiri (Lahiri) are of Indian descent. However, they have lived much of their lives away from the Indian sub-continent. One might be tempted to think that their novel

  • Heroes and Heroism in Anita Desai's Clear Light of Day

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    and needs Bakul to force her to "be strong" and "execute her will" (17).  Bim, however, has entertained ideals, had them crushed, and finally come to terms with her disillusionment.  Bim is the heroine in Clear Light of Day. Work Cited Desai, Anita.  Clear Light of Day.  Great Britain: Penguin Books, 1980. Professor's Comments: Although your conclusion on Bim-as-heroine could use development--this is a fine and full exploration of the issue from your own angle.  Good use of

  • Comparing Freedom at Midnight and Clear Light of Day

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    the natives of India, the aborigines of Australia, the Canadians and Africans, endured the iron hand of British rule for centuries. Using the novels, Freedom at Midnight by Dorninique Lapierre and Larry Collins, and Clear Light of Day by Anita Desai, I explore the relationship between the British colonizers and the Indian people, and the relationship between Bakul, an Indian diplomat, and Tara, his innocent wife. The relationships between the two countries and the married couple represent a

  • 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

  • How Judge Jemubhai Patel Takes His Self-Loathing Out on his Family

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    cancel out one humiliation, she had only succeeded in adding another. Jemu picked up the package, fled to the deck, and threw it overboard. Didn’t his mother think of the inappropriateness of her gesture? (Desai 43) This is the first time the judge experiences shame of his Indian heritage. Desai goes on to illustrate the intense self-loathing, and loathing of his Indian heritage that would plague the judge throughout the rest of the novel. The judge views this gesture from his mother as thoroughly

  • KiranDesai’s The Inheritance of Loss: A Saga of Human Relations

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    pattern of human relations. This, also, shows how human relations, even as influenced by love, longing and crosscultural contacts, are competently handled in a humane manner articulating diasporic experiences of nostalgia and in-betweeness. Kiran Desai, as the youngest woman to receive the coveted Man Booker Prize, was born in Chandigarh, India on September 3, 1971. Spending her early years in Pune and Mumbai, she had her first education in the Cathedral and John Connon School. After some years

  • 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

  • The Phases of India's Political Party

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    Much has been said about India’s party politics. It has travelled though many phases. It has been characterised differently at different points of time e.g. One Party Dominant System, competition between national and regional parties, a clear fight between two broad alliances and a recurrent appearance of third front etc. This third front business usually represents the regional parties (though some of them claim to be national parties) and an uncanny opportunism disguised as regional aspirations

  • Colonialism In Kiran Desai's 'The Inheritance Of Loss'

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    an intelligent writer and careful observer of human behaviour, Kiran Desai fulfills the responsibility o... ... middle of paper ... ... inner self, of emotional immediacy and wholeness. This fractured state of existence, though experienced by all individuals, is particularly acute in the case of uprooted cosmopolitans, migrants and writers who challenge the bounds of national identities. (Sherry Simon 1996). Hence , Desai here challenges the dominance of the West and makes a dig at the so-called

  • 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

  • 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

  • Simple Life By M. K. Gandhi

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    In Chapter titled as Simple Life in his autobiography Gandhi writes; I once went to an English hair-cutter in Pretoria. He contemptuously refused to cut my hair. I certainly felt hurt, but immediately purchased a pair of clippers and cut my hair before the mirror. . . . The barber was not at fault in having refused to cut my hair. There was every chance of losing his custom, if he should serve black men. We do not allow our barbers to serve our untouchable brethren. (Here, Gandhi refers to customs

  • 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

  • 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