Desai, Anita

About Anita Desai

Biography, Bibliography and a List of Works About the Author (University of Minnesota) (PDF)



Wood, Michael. "Indian Visions." The Guardian, 12 Apr. 2001

Jaggi, Maya. "Intimate Escapes." The Guardian, 3 Jun. 2000



Gokhale, Veena. "Writers Should Maintain a Certain Distance With the World: Anita Desai." The Wire, 9 May 2017



D'Souza, Karen. "Enabling Modernisms: Discrete/Discreet Feminisms in Katherine Mansfield and Anita Desai." Journal of New Zealand Literature, no.  38.2, 2020

Chew, Shirley. "Anita Desai: Reflections." Moving Worlds, vol. 17, no. 2, 2017

Pellicer-Ortín, Silvia. "'In my Beginning is my End': Multidirectional Memory and the (Im)Possibility of Escaping the Holocaust in Anita Desai's Baumgartner's Bombay." Atlantis, vol. 39, no. 2, 2017

Gledic, Bojana. "The (Dis)Position of Immigrants in the 1960s London of Anita Desai's Bye-Bye Blackbird." Rocky Mountain Reviews, vol. 66, Summer 2012

Thompson, Hilary. "The Colonial City as Inverted Laboratory in Baumgartner's Bombay and the Calcutta Chromosome." Journal of Narrative Theory, vol. 39, no. 3, 2009




Hill of Silver, Hill of Lead (2005)

The ZigZag Way (2004)

Fasting, Feasting (1999)

Journey to Ithaca (1995)

Baumgartners Bombay (1988)

In Custody (1984)

The Village by the Sea (1982)

Clear Light of Day (1980)

Fire on the Mountain (1977)

Cat on a Houseboat (1976)

Where Shall We Go This Summer? (1975)

The Peacock Garden (1974)

Bye-Bye Blackbird (1968)

Voices in the City (1965)

Cry, the Peacock (1963)


Short Story Collections

Diamond Dust and Other Stories (2000)

Games at Twilight and Other Stories (1978)


Audio and Audiovisual Material

Anita Desai in Conversation with Supriya Chaudhuri. YouTube, 21 Feb. 2017

Harper, Hilary. "Anita Desai." YouTube, 15 Jul. 2013

Interview with Anita Desai. YouTube, 10 Oct. 2008