Cry, the Peacock” by Anita Desai is an excellent Novel about the marital disharmony. The married life of Maya and Gautama is mutually. Her maiden novel Cry the Peacock evinces Maya’s quest for liberty from novels of Anita Desai for almost all major characters, who form the pivot of novel and. CHAPTER II. CRY, THE PEACOCK. Anita Desai holds a significant place in modern Indian English novel. As a novelist of considerable merit, she has enriched.

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As she summmary towards insanity, she sees the visions of rats, snakes, lizards and iguanas creeping over her, slipping their club-like tongues in and out. She is interested in all the good things of life — nature, birds and animals, poetry and dance.

And four years it is now.

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Mum’s old copy of this book and it seems obvious that it was subscribed to college lit majors- she had underlined every mention of the “drums” and the ominous “dancer”. It was now to be either Gautama or she. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here I am in need of one. Email required Address never made public.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: No other writer is so much concerned with the life of young men and women in India cities as Anita Desai. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: While others have been removed from her life in a subtle way, her murder of Gautama is her most daring act.


The terrifying words of the prediction, like the drumbeats of the mad demon of Kathakali ballets, ring in her ears and unnerve her. Since I do not own a copy, I guess it is time that I get one, and write a detailed review on Goodreads.

The excessive love Maya got from her father made her have a feeling that the world is a toy especially made for her, painted in her favorite colors and set moving according to her tunes. The struggle, one can readily see is not without purpose and the aim is to achieve the sort of harmony. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. You are commenting pracock your WordPress.

He agreed and accompanied her to the roof lost in his own thoughts. She is the daughter of a rich advocate in Lucknow.

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Pexcock am interested in characters who are not average but have retreated or have been driven into despair and so turned against or made to stand against the general current. You can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account.

Through Maya, the novelist has tried to stress the great yearning of the woman to be understood by her male partner. Seeing her morbidity, her husband warns her of turning neurotic and blames her father for spoiling her.

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Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so. One usual day Gautama was much lost in his work, she asks him to accompany her to the roof of their house to enjoy cool air. Her published works include adult novels, children’s books and short stories.

The solitude and silence of the house prey upon Maya. She was alone at home with only her father who was a aummary with her after the death of her mother and her brother having gone to America to carve his own independent destiny. In an interval of sanity, an idea struck her that since the astrologer predicted death to either of them, it may be Gautama not she whose life is threatened.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This is used for a registered summarj who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. Seeing her morbidity, her husband warns her of her turning neurotic and blames her father for spoiling her.

They walk towards the terraced end, Maya looking enraptured at the pale hushed glow of the rising moon.