By Anita Desai
Touching and wonderfully funny, In Custody is woven around the yearnings and calamities of a small town scholar in the north of India. An impoverished college lecturer, Deven, sees a way to escape from the meanness of his daily life when he is asked to interview India’s greatest Urdu poet, Nur – a project that can only end in disaster.
Asked to interview India's greatest poet, Nur, Deven sees a way to escape the miseries of life as a small-town scholar. But the old man he finds deep in the bazaars of Old Delhi bears no resemblance to the idol of his youth. Deven is fooled, bullied and cheated, and drawn into a new captivity.
‘She is one of the English Language novelists of modern times’ ---Daily Telegraph
‘ A wry, gently humorous novel, full of wisdom and restraint…The author chronicles India livingly but it would be a mistake to think of her simply as an Indian writer, for her themes are universal’ – Financial Times
“A remarkable piece of work... A magnificent novel.” – Salman Rushdie, Observer
“A major attempt to tackle serious themes... extraordinarily rich in incident and detail.” – Sebastian Faulks
About the Author : Anita Desai was born and educated in India. Her novels Fasting Feasting, Clear Light of Day and In Custody were shortlisted for the Booker Prize. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and of the American Academy of Arts and Letters as well as a Fellow at Girton College, Cambridge. She teaches in the Writing Program at M.I.T. and divides her time between India, Massachusetts and England.
Author: Anita Desai
Size: 12.9cm X 19.8cm
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