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The Artist of Disappearance by Anita Desai

Introduction Anita Desai ruminates on art and memory, illusion and disillusion, and the sharp divide between life’s expectations and its realities in three perfectly etched novellas. Set in India in the not-too-distant past, the stories’ dramas illuminate the ways in which Indian culture can nourish or suffocate. All are served up with Desai’s characteristic perspicuity, [...]

Fasting, Feasting and Diamond Dust: Stories by Anita Desai

  Downloadable Guide for Group Discussion and Classroom use “India’s finest writer in English.” — The Independent “Desai has a remarkable eye . . . for the things that give life texture.” — The New York Times “Anita Desai is one of the most brilliant and subtle writers ever to have described the meeting of [...]

Fasting, Feasting and Diamond Dust: Stories by Anita Desai

  Downloadable Guide for Group Discussion and Classroom use “India’s finest writer in English.” — The Independent “Desai has a remarkable eye . . . for the things that give life texture.” — The New York Times “Anita Desai is one of the most brilliant and subtle writers ever to have described the meeting of [...]