Theme Of The Village By The Sea By Anita Desai

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1978: Anita won the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize.
1980: Was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for 'Clear Light of Day'.
1984: She was again shortlisted for Booker Prize for 'Fasting, Feasting'.
2003: Received Benson Medal of Royal Society of Literature..
Even before the likes of Salman Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh, and Arundhati Roy ushered in new possibilities for Indian-English writers and paved way for their recognition in the global map, there was Anita Desai, one of India's foremost writers. Indian novelist, short-story writer and children's author, Anita Desai is indeed a name to reckon with in the field of literature. Winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award and Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, Desai has authored as many as sixteen
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Over the years, Desai won many awards and recognition for her work and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize twice. Apart from writing, Anita has been actively involved in teaching as well. She continues to be an inspiration for many young aspiring writers today. sharma8 Improvising Through Hardships In the Novel ‘Village by the sea’
By- Anita Desai
The Village by the Sea by Anita Desai is a deep- coloured verbal picture of a family in fishing village Thul, which exhibit how the family is pinned down by several grim issues and how they manage to emanate victoriously in the end. One is able to see without much effort that the key to this victory is none other than their learning to accommodate and habituate to change. Not only the family but also all successful people we see in the story are constant learners form life and from the situations they face. Consequently they make changes in their outlooks
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Hari, the liveliest of all characters in the novel is a exasperated and infuriated little boy when we first see him. He is in a seemingly atrocious situation. There are several complications weighing him down. He has become the sole breadwinner of the family at such tender age. He does everything he can do to keep the home fire burning. Hari break bunches of coconuts, fishes along the shallow sea, works in the arid field. He knows that one day he has to shoulder the responsibility of giving his sisters in marriage which will amount to an unbearable sum of money. To the top of all these his mother is in a condition that needs urgent medical treatment.
Their father has suspended to earn any money, but the worst is he has been in the habit of living sharma9 on debt. Finally , unable to withstand the strain , he runs away to Bombay in utter desperation.
After this turning point of his life, he learns to adapt , and he becomes quite good at that. Sri
Krishna Eating House restaurant owner, Jagu, pities upon him and welcomes him to work in

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