Kamal Desai's stories embody a witty and subtly felt understanding of the tensions and cross-currents of an indigenous modernity even as they deconstruct it. Her fiction is focussed on the micro-levels of inner life where experience is held together by the compelling and never predictable struggle for selfhood. Nearly always, subtle and ongoing antagonisms structure and threaten Kamal Desai's imagined communities.
About the Author
A distinguished student and teacher of Marathi literature, Kamal Desai was born in 1928. Among her major books are Ratrandin Ahma Yuddhacha Prasanga (We Are Confronting the War, Day and Night); Ranga (1962); Kala Surya and Hat Ghulnari Bai (1975).