Indian-English novelist Anita Desai, born Anita Mazumdar, has been called “one of the preeminent contemporary Indian novelists”. Her picturesque depictions of modern Indian life, juxtaposed with a graceful language that often becomes poetry, have secured her a place of honor among the luminaries of Indian literature. Here are a few quotes by Anita desai that beautifully describe things around us.
“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”
“They never looked at anyone else, only at each other, with an expression that halted me. It was tender, loving, yes, but in an inhumane way, so intense. Divine, I felt. Or insane.”
“The wheel turns and turns and turns: it never stops and stands still.”
“India is a curious place that still preserves the past, religions, and it’s history. No matter how modern India becomes, it is still very much an old country.”
“I aim to tell the truth about any subject, not a romance or fantasy, not avoid the truth.”
“I try to trace the connection between characters and that way a story or plot emerges.”
“My style of writing is to allow the story to unfold on its own. I try not to structure my work too rigidly.”