Anita Desai





Anita Desai


Born
in Mussoorie, India
June 24, 1937

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Anita Desai was born in 1937. Her published works include adult novels, children's books and short stories. She is a member of the Advisory Board for English of the National Academy of Letters in Delhi and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in London. Anita Mazumdar Desai is an Indian novelist and Emeritus John E. Burchard Professor of Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has been shortlisted for the Booker prize three times. Her daughter, the author Kiran Desai, is the winner of the 2006 Booker prize.

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Fasting, Feasting

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The Village by the Sea

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Clear Light of Day

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The Artist of Disappearance

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In Custody

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Baumgartner's Bombay

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Fire on the Mountain

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The Zigzag Way

2.93 avg rating — 340 ratings — published 2004 — 17 editions
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Diamond Dust: Stories

3.29 avg rating — 259 ratings — published 1980 — 13 editions
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Journey to Ithaca

3.08 avg rating — 197 ratings — published 1995 — 12 editions
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“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”
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“Isn't it strange how life won't flow, like a river, but moves in jumps, as if it were held back by locks that are opened now and then to let it jump forwards in a kind of flood?”
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“...the moon that hung over the garden like some great priceless pearl, flawed and blemished with grey shadowy ridges as only a very great beauty can risk being.”
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