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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


In My Hands Today...

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


Praise for Julietta Harvey’s Novels:

‘Fresh, delightful and arresting. The sweep and momentum of history are maintained throughout like a rainbow arc through the murky sky of war and disruption. Julietta Harvey’s first novel combines dry wit with passion, and a sense of history with a wonderfully sensuous awareness of the immediate.’ 181 more words

Anita Desai

Other People’s Bookshelves #79 – Sarah Shaffi

Hello and welcome to the latest in Other People’s Bookshelves, a series of posts set to feed into the perfectly natural filthy book lust we all feel and give you a fix through other people’s books and shelves. 1,194 more words

Other People's Bookshelves

Week 4 Class 1: Cultural Identity

What parts of Clear Light of Day enlighten you about your own cultural identity?

Clear Light of Day is all about how women live under the challenges and burdens brought by a patriarchal society that underrestimate women.

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A Reflection of Anita Desai’s Thematic Concerns in the Novel, The Village by the Sea

By: Indunil Madhusankha


Garlanded with universal appreciation, Anita Desai is one of the most distinguished Indo-English writers of the post-colonial era. Her contribution towards the contemporary Indian English novel has been well acclaimed by the far flung literary community both in and beyond the Indian subcontinent. 1,553 more words


Review of the Shiva Trilogy & Scion of Ikshvaku

So I’m just done reading the Shiva Trilogy, Immortals of Meluha, Secret of the Nagas and Oath of the Vayuputras, and also Scion of Ikshvaku – which is the first book of the Ram Chandra Series, by Amish Tripathi. 627 more words