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Anita Desai

Anita DesaiAKA Anita Mazumdar

Born: 24-Jun-1937
Birthplace: Mussoorie, India

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Asian/Indian
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: India
Executive summary: Cry, the Peacock

Father: (Bengali)
Mother: (German, Jewish)
Husband: (four children)
Daughter: Kiran Desai (author, b. 1971)

    High School: Queen Mary's Higher Secondary School, Delhi
    University: BA English, University of Delhi (1957)
    Professor: Writing, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Royal Society of Literature
    American Academy of Arts and Letters

Author of books:
Cry, the Peacock (1963, novel)
Bye, Bye Blackbird (1968, novel)
Where Shall We Go This Summer? (1975, novel)
Fire on the Mountain (1977, novel)
Clear Light of Day (1980, novel)
The Village by the Sea (1982, juvenile)
In Custody (1984, novel)
Baumgartner's Bombay (1988, novel)
Journey to Ithaca (1995, novel)
Fasting, Feasting (1999, novel)
Diamond Dust and Other Stories (2000, short stories)
The Zig Zag Way (2004, novel)


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