Anita Desai In Custody

ISBN 13: 9780140238136

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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“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

“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.” – TLS

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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.

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