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From: Linked Histories: Postcolonial Studies in a Globalized World[(essay date 2005) In the following essay on stereotypes and cultural identification in Indian literature, Fludernik seeks to expand upon the colonizer/colonized binary in postcolonial discourse. The critic examines the...
From: Indian English Novelists: An Anthology of Critical Essays[(essay date 1982) In the following overview of Desai's works, Jain focuses on what he considers her "primary preoccupation": "The absurdity of human life, with the existential search for meaning in it and the inability...
From: Counterrealism and Indo-Anglian Fiction[(essay date 2002) In the following essay, Kanaganayakam surveys Desai's novels, describing the author's technique as one that commingles the real and the symbolic.] Anita Desai's novel Baumgartner's Bombay concludes...
From:Rocky Mountain Review (Vol. 66) Peer-ReviewedAnita Desai's 1971 novel Bye-Bye Blackbird concerns an episode in the life of two friends from India living in the London of the 1960s. The two men are first-generation immigrants and the work depict their (dis)position...
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