Anita Desai Analysis

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Anita Desai is a female author who reflects on the peculiarities of life for women in India, from a unique Indo-Anglian perspective. She spent one part of her life in India, while most of her academic career she spent in the West, teaching in Massachusetts. At the age of nine Anita Desai studied Wuthering Heights and was nurtured in the world of Brontes in her initial life. At the age of twenty she studied the novels of D. H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, James and Proust, which exercised deep impression on her. Recently she studied some western novelist and poets i.e. Kawabata, Rimband, Hopkins and Lawrence which also impressed her novels deeply and in this account she used flashback and stream of consciousness technique in some of her novels.…show more content…
Of these writers Kamala Markandaya and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala are unquestionably the most outstanding. Kamala Markandaya’s first novel Nectar in A Sieve (1954), has been compared with Pearl Buck’s though a nearer and an apt analogy would be K.S. Venkataramani’s Murugan the Triller, Kamala Markandaya’s Some Inner Fury (1957) recalls his Kandan the Patriot, where Venkataramani is poetical and masculine, Kamala Markandaya is suggestive and feminine. Ms. Attia Hossain’s novel Sunlight on a Broken Column (1961) gives evidence of a talent for reminiscence and sensitive observation. Anita Desai presents neo-concept to the achievements of indian women writers in English fiction. Anita Desai in proper perspective has compared the women writers in more or less same thematic and theoretical exposure to deal with the theme of human relationship. Her fellow women writers Kamala Markandaya, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Nayantara Sahgal, S.R. Rau, Attia Hossain rarely take effort to depict the psychic elements involved in these themes in their completeness. Anita Desai presents a new dimension to English fiction through the exploration of this troubled sensibility, a typical neo-Indian
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