background, Kiran Desai, daughter of the author Anita Desai is a born story-teller. Her first novel, Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard (1998), is a fresh look at life in the sleepy provincial town of Shahkot in India. At 35 years old, Desai is the youngest woman ever to win the prize and was already highly acclaimed in literary circles for her first novel ‘Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard’ which won a Betty Trask award  when it was published in 1998. She spent eight years writing her second novel “The Inheritance
STUDY OF CLASS CONFLICTS IN KIRAN DESAI’S INHERITANCE OF LOSS The analysis of “The Inheritance of Loss” states that the class conflict varies from community to community, and with time. This is particularly important as the class concept needs to be approached from two different points of view, from the West and the East. In general terms, of the western tradition, the word “class” means a social division. The Latin word “classis”, a division according to property of the people of Rome,
Kiani-Maile Casillas World Civilization August 6, 2014 The Inheritance of Loss; East vs. West We have always known the world as four separate geographic regions, the North, South, East and West. The West has been significant in the ideas of America and Western Europe. All characterized by common clothes, language, culture, race, ethnicity and economics. But as time passes, the idea of “the West” begins to dissolve amongst other cultures and regions of the non-western world. Blending of cultures begins
(Tyson, 2006, 419). Kiran Desai was born in 1971 and one of the best writers in India. She was fifteen years old when she left for England with her mother, Anita Desai, who is also a well-known author. After a year they moved to the U.S.A, where Desai has lived till date. She is a part of the Indian Diaspora. She is a citizen of India and a permanent resident of the United States of America.
of Indian writing today is firmly entrenched in pain, anxiety of displacement, nostalgia, yearning to belong to roots, and so on. Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things and Kiran Desai’s The Inheritance of Loss are two such novels that explore the tragedy of man on several levels using different perspectives. Both the novels are about averted culture-clash tragedies, homogeneity vs. heterogeneity, and about Indian sensibilities. This paper attempts to examine the fictional projections of Indian
1937. She is also known as Anita Mazumdar. She married Ashvin Desai in 1958 and has a daughter named Kiran Desai who has written the novel “The Inheritance of Loss”. Harsh conditions may force children into roles and responsibilities of being a parent to younger children in the family and also the caretaker of the family as seen in Anita Desai’s novel “The Village by The Sea.” Anita Desai's novel, The Village by the Sea, is a vibrant narration of perseverance
Kiran Desai’s The Inheritance of Loss is deliberately hallmarked by its abundance of juxtapositions within the text. Sai and Gyan, the atmospheres of Kalimpong and the Gorkha National Liberation Front Movement, as well as the colonial and postcolonial world are placed side by side to evoke deep contrasts. The protagonist, Sai Mistry, undergoes a personal development process that is the product of her life circumstances, her interactions with Gyan, as well as her experience living amidst the Gorkha