1 edition of Fasting and feasting found in the catalog.
Fasting and feasting
Written in English
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|LC Classifications||TX649.G73 F43 2017|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||371 pages, 16 numbered pages of plates|
|Number of Pages||371|
|LC Control Number||2017001558|
Anita Desai's new book, hailed as "unsparing, yet tender and funny,"* brilliantly confirms her place among today's foremost Indian writers. FASTING, FEASTING takes on Desai's greatest theme: the intricate, delicate web of family conflict. Fasting, Feasting Book Club Book Review Fasting, feasting by Anita Desai is a booker Prize finalist novel which does a great job in portraying everyday family life and conflicts. Through Fasting, Feasting, Desai portrays family dynamic in two different families, from two very different cultures; an upper middle class Indian family and an.
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Fasting, Feasting is one of those books that should not be read for the plot but for the prose. By which, if you miss the subtle punches or those great phrases, it is a pointless book.
The book is about 2 families set in contrasting cultures (India and US) through the eyes of siblings Uma and Arun respectively/5. Anita Desai has long proved herself one of the most accomplished and admired chroniclers of middle-class India.
Her novel, Fasting, Feasting, is the tale of plain and lumpish Uma and the cherished, late-born Arun, daughter and son of strict and conventional united are her parents in Uma's mind that she conflates their names/5(86).
Fasting, Feasting: A Novel - Kindle edition by Desai, Anita. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Fasting, Feasting: A Novel/5(43). Fasting, Feasting Anita Desai, Author Mariner Books $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author.
ARTICLES. Anita Desai: Telling Stories. This is one of Anita Desai’s most acclaimed books, and was shortlisted for the Booker prize in The characters in Fasting, Feasting exist within the typical set up of an Indian family. The book is written by an Indian author, which makes the plot very relatable for Indian readers.
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This was the first book I've read by Desai, and I'm a fan. Desai demonstrates the thin line between fasting and feasting in this novel. Rather than divide the book between two "halves," she combines both and contrasts the hording mentality of Arun's host mother with the obsessive weight control programs by his host siblings.5/5(5).
This Study Guide consists of approximately 41 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Fasting, Feasting. Anita Desai's novel of intricate family relations plays out in two countries, India and the United States. The.
About the Book: Fasting and Feasting is an attempt to trace the origins of these traditional observances as carried out Then and Now. Thus it familiarizes the youth with the concepts associated with some observances and practices which they might have been involved with but against their logical sense.
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This Man Booker Prize finalist is a “splendid novel” about siblings and their very different lives in India and America (The Wall Street Journal).
Uma, the plain spinster daughter of a close-knit Indian family, is trapped at home, smothered by her overbearing parents and their traditions—unlike. Welcome to the LitCharts study guide on Anita Desai's Fasting, Feasting. Created by the original team behind SparkNotes, LitCharts are the world's best literature guides.
Desai was born Anita Mazumdar, to a German mother and Bengali father. She grew up speaking a mix of German, Hindi, Bengali, Urdu. Fasting And Feasting And The Book of Malachi Fasting And Feasting As I was preparing for Malachi I sensed something that as a church will be unique for us, a corporate fast.
My hope is that as a church we will see individuals, by God's grace, fast throughout the entire 7-week : Rob Berreth. All Book Search results » About the author () Anita Desai is the author of Fasting, Feasting, Baumgartner’s Bombay, Clear Light of Day, and Diamond Dust, among other works.
Three of her books have been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Desai was born and educated in India and now lives in the New York City area/5(4). Anita Desai's new book, hailed as "unsparing, yet tender and funny,"* brilliantly confirms her place among today's foremost Indian writers.
FASTING, FEASTING takes on Desai's greatest theme: the intricate, delicate web of family conflict.
It tells the moving story of Uma, the plain older /5(17). Intermittent fasting (IF) is an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating.
It doesn’t specify which foods you should eat but rather when you should eat them. In this. In a small town in India in the late ’s, Uma and her younger sister Aruna are growing up in a traditional Indian household. Their parents, called only Mama and Papa, try to control the destinies of their daughters by teaching them domestic, traditionally feminine takes little interest in marriage or household chores—rather, she loves attending her convent school.
Fasting, Feasting Summary. Anita Desai's novel of intricate family relations plays out in two countries, India and the United States. The core characters comprise a family living in a small town in India, where provincial customs and attitudes dictate the future of all children: girls are to be married off and boys are to become as educated as possible.Description of the book "Fasting, Feasting": As Uma, the unmarriageable daughter of an Indian lawyer, copes with her parents' demands and traditions, her younger brother, Arun, must face a vastly different life living with an American family in a Massachusetts suburb.
Reviews of the Fasting, Feasting.The Fasting, Feasting Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like you.