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Novels of Anita Desai : A Critical Study

Manmohan K Bhatnagar and M Rajeshwar

Published by Atlantic Pub, New Delhi, 2008
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Contents Preface. 1. Cry the perturbed self a note on Anita Desai/M.K. Bhatnagar. 2. Fate and fatalism in Anita Desai's Cry the Peacock/S.S. Rengachari. 3. Superstition and psyche in Anita Desai's Cry the Peacock/M. Rajeshwar. 4. Treatment of neurosis in cry the peacock/Q.F. Inamdar. 3. Anita Desai's Where shall we go this summer A psychoanalytical study/M. Mani Meitei. 6. Love hate relationship of expatriates in Anita Desai's bye bye Blackbird/Sumitra Kukreti. 7. The alienated self a study of Anita Desai's Clear light of day/S.P. Swain. 8. Character and setting in Anita Desai's in custody/K. Ratna Shiela Mani. 9. Anita Desai's fire on the mountain and the iconography of the crone/Carmen Concilio. 10. Raka as a metaphor for ruined childhood in Anita Desai's Fire on the mountain/B. Brahmananda Chary. 11. A focus on Anita Desai's games at twilight/B. Vyaghreswarudu. 12. Tradition and deviation a study of Anita Desai's novels/S.P. Swain. 13. Images of alienation a study of Anita Desai's novels/S.P. Swain. 14. Alienation of women characters in Anita Desai's Novels/C.V. George. 15. Note of existentialism in the novels of Anita Desai/S.P. Swain. 16. Anita Desai A grain of sand in an oyster /O.J. Thomas. 17. The ironic presence of nature in the novels of Anita Desai/Sandhyarani Dash. 18. Time as narrative device in the novels of Anita Desai/Jayita Sengupta. 19. Multiple meanings of marginality in Anita Desai's Baumgartner's Bombay/J. Wilson. 20. Victims and survivors in the Sugar Sticky web of family conflict a reading of Anita Desai's fasting feasting/Pamela Oliver. 21. Anita Desai's novels a study in verbal pattern and psyche/Kunjbala Goel. 22. Anita Desai's prose style/F.A. Inamdar. 23. The concept of New Woman is Anita Desai's Clear light of day /Ramesh Kumar Gupta. Anita Desai's work represents a unique blending of the Indian and the Western. Her novels catch the bewilderment of the individual psyche confronted with the overbearing socio cultural environment and the ever beckoning modern promise of self gratification and self fulfilment. In the face of this dual onslaught her protagonists male or female Maya Sita Monisha and Amla Sarah Nanda and Raka Bim and Tara Devan Baumgartner are seen poised tantalizingly at different junctures of the philosophic spectrum. Applying sociological psychoanalytic structural and other approaches of formal textual analysis the essays in the present anthology take a fresh look at established works revealing aspects of study hitherto unexplored offer critically insightful probes into individual novels and explore the deployment of images symbols and other poetic devices besides diverse narrative strategies. It is an indispensable sourcebook for students researchers and teachers of Indian English and commonwealth literature in general and fiction of Anita Desai in particular. The book also makes an insightful companion for research in sociology and women studies. 280 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 71021

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Title: Novels of Anita Desai : A Critical Study

Publisher: Atlantic Pub, New Delhi

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardbound

Book Condition:As New

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