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Anita Desai

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Usually a feeling of disappointment follows the book, because what I hoped to write is not what I actually accomplished. However, it becomes a motivation to write the next book.

— Anita Desai

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They never looked at anyone else, only at each other, with an expression that halted me. It was tender, loving, yes, but in an inhuman way, so intense. Divine, I felt. Or insane.

— Anita Desai

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I aim to tell the truth about any subject, not a romance or fantasy, not avoid the truth.

— Anita Desai

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India is a curious place that still preserves the past, religions, and its history. No matter how modern India becomes, it is still very much an old country.

— Anita Desai

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My style of writing is to allow the story to unfold on its own. I try not to structure my work too rigidly.

— Anita Desai

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People think that because I write about India I must be trying to portray India in a way.

— Anita Desai

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When I was very young, I used to share much of what I wrote with my family, but as I got older and more self-conscious, it became a much more private process.

— Anita Desai

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I try to trace the connection between the characters and that way a story or plot emerges.

— Anita Desai

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Someone who wants to write should make an effort to write a little something every day. Writing in this sense is the same as athletes who practice a sport every day to keep their skills honed.

— Anita Desai

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The growing tension between them reaches its climax when Maya kills Gautama and then commits suicide. Career
Desai publiAnita Desaid her first novel Cry The Peacock in 1963. Maya has tenderness softness and warmth and Gautama is hard and cold.

As a writer Anita Desai has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times; Anita Desai received a Sahitya Akademi Award in 1978 for her novel Fire on the Mountain from the Sahitya Akademi India's National Academy of Letters; Anita Desai won the British Guardian Prize for The Village by the Sea. Burchard Professor of Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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