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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


In Custody by Anita Desai
My Rating: 3 of 5 Stars

‘The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”

It is befitting to quote Rumi to introduce the middle-aged protagonist of this book who sends swirls of a bruised dream into the air even while chugging along life with a rusted body. 354 more words

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– Anita Desai


‘In Custody’ by Anita Desai

Anita Desai’s Booker Prize shortlisted novel is possibly the most frustrating reads I have had the misfortune of encountering in a very long time. To say I disliked it is a complete understatement. 323 more words


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Fasting, Feasting – Anita Desai

A wonderful novel in two parts, moving from the heart of a close-knit Indian household, with its restrictions and prejuices, its noisy warmth and sensual appreciation of food, to the cool centre of an American family, with its freedom and strangely self-denying attitudes to eating.  133 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


Are only the ones who don't eat hungry?

A major throwback – I wrote this summary on Anita Desai’s Fasting, Feasting for a literature course in 3rd year of college and somehow stumbled upon it today while exploring my old Blogger profile. 622 more words