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Anita Desai


Books by Anita Desai
In Custody by Anita DesaiIn Custody by Anita Desai
In Custody is woven around the yearnings and calamities of a small town scholar in the north of India. An impoverished college lecturer, Deven, sees a way to escape from the meanness of his daily life Read More...
Pages: 225

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Collected Stories by Anita DesaiCollected Stories by Anita Desai
Buried resentments, unexpected disappointments, new friendships, small acts of cruelty, journeys that take you back to where you started. With trademark compassion and tender irony, Anita Desai's short Read More...
Pages: 344

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Clear Light Of Day by Anita DesaiClear Light Of Day by 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. Read More...
Pages: 192

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BaumgartnerBaumgartner's Bombay by Anita Desai
A story of profound emotional wounds of war and its exiles. The novel follows Hugo Baumgartner as he flees Nazi Germany -- and his Jewish heritage -- for India, only to be imprisoned as a hostile alien Read More...
Pages: 230

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