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Anita Desai Message Board 1/1/2012
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Author Desai's Book Reviews

Fasting, Feasting
Uma is her parent's oldest child and as a girl, she is expected to tend to her parent's every wish Uma needs to catch a break. She is a slave in her own home. It is the Indian way. Uma stays busy with hardly a moment to herself catering to her parents. Her younger sister Aruna is being groomed to the same tasks as her big sister. Uma's mother had a late life pregnancy and it was not a happy time. Her father was embarrassed and she carried the guilt f...
In Custody
This is a novel about a small-town man, Deven, who gets the opportunity to go interview his hero, the great poet Nur, the greatest living Urdu poet. Having always loved Urdu poetry and missed the chance to be an Urdu language professor, he is charmed into going to Delhi the big city. Even though he shrinks at the idea of possibly being exploited by his sharp and selfish friend Murad, the dream of meeting Nur draws him on. So he sets off on a number of...