Cry, the Peacock

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Orient Paperbacks, 1980 - Fiction - 218 pages
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Winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award. Cry, the Peacock is the story of a young girl, Maya, obsessed by a childhood prophecy of disaster. The author builds up an atmosphere of tension as torrid and oppressive as a stiffling Indian summer, both in the crowded, colourful cities and the strangely beautiful countryside.

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wonderful story which i had ever read in life. the story of maya a young girl had been nicely portrayed by anita. she had been mentaly affected due to the lovelles marrrige life. the end of maya made a great tragedy to this novel. this novel had been taken as my project, in the title as apsychological study. the novel is mainly dealt as apsycho analitical study. priyasakthivel,Ma.,B.Ed.,  

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About the author (1980)

Anita Desai was born in Mussoorie, India, in 1937 of Indian and German parentage. Her works focus on relationships and family life in India, particularly the problems of women in Indian society. She has written for both adults and children, winning the Winifred Holtby Prize from the Royal Society of Literature for Fire on the Mountain (1977) and the Guardian Prize for Children's Fiction for her novel The Village by the Sea (1982). Among her numerous other honors is a Literary Lion Award from the New York Public Library in 1993. Desai came to America in 1987. She has taught at Mount Holyoke College, Baruch College, and Smithe College. Desai is currently Emeritus John E. Burchard Professor of Humanities at MIT.

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