Anita Desai

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Anita Desai

Writers and their Work

2005

December 31st, 2005

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The notion of thinking as an outside, and the critical distance which this entails, is a key to an understanding of Desai as writer, and a recurrent theme for the discussions of her novels and short stories in her book. It informs her authorial perspectives on India, its places, scenes, and people, and her creative engagement with those who, through a combination of accident and choice, find themselves marginalised, displaced, and dispossessed. The search for other, alternative, worlds outside of the social and cultural mainstream defines the self-identity of many of Desai’s characters, and underlines their problematic identification with the communities in which they are located. Through detailed discussions of a number of short stories and novels, and references to other works by Indo-English writers, this book shows how Desai maps her ‘India’, and opens up ways of reading ‘India’ for the reader as outsider.

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Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Cover1
Half Title2
Title Page4
Copyright5
Contents6
Biographical Outline7
Abbreviations and References9
Introduction10
1 At Home in India14
2 Women in India29
3 Comic Man, Tragic Man52
4 Firanghi75
5 Home, World93
Notes117
Select Bibliography123
Index127