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#BOOK4: The Incredible Anita Desai

Today’s author is the Padma Bhushan awardee Ms. Anita Desai. Words fall short for her books. I have read only two of her works: Fire in the Mountain and Fasting,Feasting and both of them are beautiful almost poetic. 304 more words

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“WHEREVER YOU GO BECOMES A PART OF YOU SOMEHOW” – Anita Desai

It wasn’t until our third cruise aboard Fathom’s Adonia (and multiple visits to the dining room to enjoy their superb cuisine) that I really noticed this quote on the mural located in the dining room lobby.  307 more words

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Clear Light of Day

Do you know anyone who would — secretly, sincerely, in his innermost self — really prefer to return to childhood ?

The book is divided into 4 parts.

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The Artist of Disappearance – Anita Desai

A triptych of beautifully crafted novellas make up Anita Desai’s exquisite new book. Set in modern India, but where history still casts a long shadow, the stories move beyond the cities to places still haunted by the past, and to characters who are, each in their own way, masters of self-effacement. 173 more words

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The Book Trail: From Flowers to Politics

We begin with one of my favourite novels here, and find some fascinating books along the way!  As always, this list has been collated from the Goodreads ‘Readers Also Enjoyed’ tool, which I find invaluable for ensuring that I will never get through my TBR lists, even if I should live to the age of 150 or thereabouts. 1,407 more words

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Clear Light of Day – Anita Desai

Set in India’s Old Delhi, Clear Light of Day is Anita Desai’s tender, warm, and compassionate novel about family scars, the ability to forgive and forget, and the trials and tribulations of familial love. 102 more words

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Fire on the Mountain – Anita Desai

Gone are the days when Nanda Kaul watched over her family and played the part of Vice-Chancellor’s wife. Leaving her children behind in the real world, the busier world, she has chosen to spend her last years alone in the mountains in Kasauli, in a secluded bungalow called Carignano. 84 more words

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