Clear Light of the Day

Clear Light of the Day (Paperback)

By Anita Desai 
Publisher: Vintage Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 8184000154
EAN: 9788184000153
No. of Pages: 296
Publish Date: 2012-1-1
Binding: Paperback
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While their parents went to parties at Delhi's Roshanara Club, the children of the Dasfamily brought themselves up, reading Byron, listening to the gramophone, and watching over sad,alcoholic Mira masi. Many years later, the youngest, Tara-now a mother of two-has returned fromAmerica to the scene of her unusual, lonesome childhood.Here, as always, is her sister Bim, doggedly single college-lecturer and caretaker of all. In herpresence, Tara sinks into the blissful torpor of home, at once her dreamy old self but careful as everaround her older sister. For at the heart of this reunion are numerous tensions: Tara feels the persistentguilt of having, like the others, abandoned Bim; their autistic brother Baba is increasingly unquiet;and Bim has not spoken to their other brother, Raja, for years and refuses to go to his daughter'swedding.Clear Light of Day is vintage Anita Desai, a novel as wonderfully contemplative as a cup of afternoontea.



About the Author

Anita Desai is one of India's foremost writers. She has written numerous works of fiction,including Clear Light of Day (1980), In Custody (1984), and Fasting, Feasting (1999)-allshortlisted for the Man Booker Prize-as well as Baumgartner's Bombay (1988) and The ZigzagWay (2004). In Custody was made into a film by Merchant-Ivory productions, starring ShashiKapoor and Om Puri. Her most recent work is The Artist of Disappearance (2011).A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in London, the American Academy of Arts andLetters in New York, Girton College and Clare Hall at the University of Cambridge, and mostrecently Sahitya Akademi in India, Anita Desai has also been a Professor of Writing at MIT andhas frequently been honoured with awards, among them the Alberto Moravia Prize for Literatureand the Padma Shri.Born in Mussoorie to a German mother and a Bengali father, she was educated in Delhi, andcurrently divides her time between USA and Mexico.

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Title: Clear Light of the Day
Publisher: Vintage Books
Author: Anita Desai
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 8184000154
EAN: 9788184000153
No. of Pages: 296
Publish Date: 2012-1-1
Binding: Paperback

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