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THE BEST OF ANITA DESAI

8184000170
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THE BEST OF ANITA DESAI

(Set of Three Classics)


Clear Light of Day
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Baumgartner’s Bombay
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In Custody

 

Clear Light of Day
Life spread in a pool around her, low and bright, lapping at her feet, but then quickly, treachrously rising to her ankles, to her knees. She had to get out of it. She had to life herself out before t rose to her waist, to her armpits. If only they had not wrapped her in those long swaddlings as if she was a baby, or a mummy – these long strips that went round her, slipping over her eyes, crossing over her nose, making her breath stop so that she had to gasp and clutch ad tear.
Baumgartner’s Bombay

Baumgartner’s Bombay
His eyes were short-sighted and blinked half-shut against the glare that thurst itself in at the door and so he did not notice that watchman’s expression as he passed him on his perch under the woooden board that bore the tenant’s names – Hiramani, Taraporevala, Barodekar, Coelho, da Silva, Patel – mumbled ‘Good morning, salaam,’ and went down the steps into the arrest with his bag, uncertain as ever of which language to employ. After fifty years, still uncertain.

In Custody
If he went there, he would find Nur stirring after his long afternoon siesta. He would find his servant boy proeparing his couch for him on the terrace, amongst his pigeons, fror the evening. He would sit at Nur’s feet, listening to his voice as he recited his verse and lamented his fate and then perhaps he would learn if it had been worth all the trouble, if anything of value had been gained. What’s it all about, Nur Sahib? He would ask, O what is it all about?

Author: Anita Desai
ISBN: 8184000170
Price: Rs.695/-


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Packing Weight 0.5 kg
Author Anita Desai

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