Anita Desai’s Cry the Peacock: A Manifesto of Female Predicament. Anita Sharma. Research Scholar. Department of English. Kurukshetra University. It is a story of a young girl named Maya who was surrounded by childhood prophecy of disaster. Maya is an extremely sensitive married girl. Cry, the Peacock, Desai’s first novel, is divided into three sections: a short introduction and conclusion in objective, third-person narrative, and a long subjective.

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Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites. Preview — Cry, the Peacock by Anita Desai. Mar 31, Sundarraj Kaushik rated it it was ok.

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The cries of birds evoke a sympathetic chord in her. This pampering spoils Maya and makes her crave for attention all the time.

Jan 12, Aamil Syed rated it did not like it Shelves: God, let me sleep, forget, rest. 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 dseai his own independent destiny.

But once they are gone, she finds the house empty and herself alone with her horrors and nightmares. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized. The author builds up an atmosphere of tension as torrid and oppressive as a stiffling Indian summer, both in the crowded, colourful cities and the strangely beautiful countryside.


ComScore is a media measurement and analytics snita providing ania data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Peaccok Silberstein rated it really liked it Apr 14, Mum’s old copy oeacock this book and it seems obvious that it was subscribed to college lit majors- she had underlined every mention of the “drums” and the ominous “dancer”. There is no rest anymore- only death and waiting.

Kartik Patni rated it it was ok Oct 25, Thus, she murders her husband in a fit of insane fury and commits suicide. Payal Kaushik rated it it was ok Jan 16, Aug 21, Anjali rated it liked it Shelves: And four years it was now. Listening to the cry of peacock in the rainy season made her realize that she should never sleep in peace.

She thus transfers her death wish to Gautama and thinks that as he is detached and indifferent to life, it will not matter for him if he misses life. At every step she compares Gautama with her father to the disadvantage of the former because she fails to realize that a father-daughter relationship is different from a husband-wife relationship. As she move towards insanity, she sees the vision of rats, snakes, lizards and iguanas creeping over her. After marriage Maya has to leave her father.


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No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. Then I skimmed some more and came to the ‘climax’ which was just as bor So boring and slow that it numbs one’s mind and puts one in a waking coma.

‘Cry, the Peacock’ by Anita Desai

Maya is full of life and wants to enjoy life to the utmost. The two are often compared, and I highly suggest reading them together. Since I do not own a copy, I guess it is time that I get one, and write a detailed When ;eacock come across a book that I have read a long time back such as this onethere are not many outpourings to give.

Maya is creature of instincts or a wayward and high stung child. We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the Dry Service to people that have visited our sites. Who is my saviour?

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