Cry, the Peacock” by Anita Desai is an excellent Novel about the marital disharmony. The married life of Maya and Gautama is mutually. Her maiden novel Cry the Peacock evinces Maya’s quest for liberty from novels of Anita Desai for almost all major characters, who form the pivot of novel and. CHAPTER II. CRY, THE PEACOCK. Anita Desai holds a significant place in modern Indian English novel. As a novelist of considerable merit, she has enriched.

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She was alone at home with only her father who was a lawyer with her after the death of her mother and her brother having gone to America to carve his own independent destiny.

I am interested in characters who are not average but have retreated or have been driven into anifa and so turned against or made to stand against the general current.

Cry, the Peacock by Anita Desai. She knows that she is haunted by a black and evil shadow, her fate and the time has come.

Cry, the Peacock

You are commenting using your WordPress. Gautama, on the other hand, is a philosophical intellectual. Her daughter, the author Kiran Desaiis the winner of the Booker prize. This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. The city plays a crucial role in widening the marital gap between Gautama and Maya. After marriage Maya has peeacock leave her father. I am in need of one. The solitude and silence of the house prey upon Maya.


Reviewed by Aparna J. Even then he blames her father and not Maya herself. The book is about a lady dessai has been brought up by a doting father without being exposed to the realities of life.

This novel Cry, the Peacock exposes an impression of marital incongruity and unhappy conjugal life. Life to him would mean death to her. I am in Love and I am dying.


To view it, click here. Through her, she depicts a world of alienation, loneliness and suffering. Payal Kaushik rated it it was ok Jan 16, How I want to love. I read through the first 20 pages with much enthusiasm, but it quickly turned into revulsion for the style of writing employed here and I skimmed through several chapters only to find that the subject hadn’t changed at all.

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Books by Anita Desai. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so. Maya is creature of instincts or a wayward and high stung child. It is that — my loneliness in this house. Anita Desai is one of the pexcock powerful and distinguished Indian English novelists. Not only he pampered her but also fed her infant brain with fairy tales because the doctor had advised him not to make her anxious or simmary.

Anita Desai is a pioneer in writing psychological novels. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

Maya pushes Gautama off the parapet of their house. Instead, there is a vague memory of this book issued from the college library, the portrayal of a husband-wife relationship indiscernible at the timeand the imagery of a peacock shriek.


Dec 13, Bhavesh rated it it was amazing. In her state of agony and depression, she is reminded of the albino astrologer’s prediction that in the fourth year of her marriage, there will be a death, either hers or her husband’s.

But once they are gone, she finds the house empty and herself alone with her horrors and nightmares. Email required Address never made public. As symbolized by her name she stands for the world of sensations. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. It is not for the lack of love for her husband that she suffers, but for too much of love for him.

Thinking of her unhappy marriage, Maya reflects with deep concern:. When she gets married and comes with her husband she is unable to adjust to what she considers cold shouldering by her husband.

This is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. When she asks him to accompany her to the roof of the house to enjoy cool air, he accompanies her, lost in his own thoughts.

The two are often compared, and I highly suggest reading them together. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: