Anita Desai In Custody

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In Custody

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Meek and self-effacing, Deven is resigned to his life as a lecturer in an obscure college in Mirpore. When, unexpectadely, an old friend Murad, invites him to go to Delhi to interview the greatest living Urdu poet, Deven sees a chance both to achieve fame and to fulfil his dreams.

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Meek and self-effacing, Devon is resigned to his life as a lecturer in an obscure college in the dusty, shapeless town of Mirpore.

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"A major attempt to tackle serious themes... extraordinarily rich in incident and detail." ( Sebastian Faulks)

"Anita Desai's most subtle and mature work to date... She retains an unforced and powerful ease in conveying the colour and sounds and sensations of Indian life." ( Times Literary Supplement)

"A wry, gently humorous novel, full of wisdom and restraint... The author chronicles India lovingly but it would be a mistake to think of her simply as an Indian writer, for her themes are universal" ( Financial Times)

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