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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It’s very very interesting and one of my favourite novel of Desai ji. Since I do not own a copy, I guess it is time that I get one, and write a detailed review on Goodreads. The author builds up an atmosphere of tension as torrid and oppressive aniga a stiffling Indian summer, both in the crowded, colourful cities and the strangely beautiful countryside.

Aug 21, Anjali rated it liked it Shelves: Having lived a carefree life under the indulgent attentions of her loving father, Maya desires to have similar attentions from her husband Gautama, a cey surrogate. No other writer is so much concerned with the life of young men and women in India cities as Anita Desai. Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.


She thus transfers her death wish to Gautama and thinks that as he is detached and indifferent to life, it will not matter for crj if he misses life. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.

The obscure vocabulary also feels forced and superfluous. I am dying, and I am in love with living. And four years it is now. Though Pfacock and Maya are married, they do not really communicate with each other.

A Psychological Study of Anita Desai’s “Cry, the Peacock”

Kartik Patni rated it it was ok Oct 25, While others have been removed from her life in a subtle way, peacoco murder of Gautama is her most daring act. There is no rest anymore — only death and waiting. The matrimonial bonds that bind the two were very fragile and tenuous. We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.

Published June 1st by Orient first published Passing out of the room, Maya catches sight of bronze Shiva dancing and prays to the Lord of Dance to protect them. Anita Desai looks into the reasons for marital discord and illustrates how such discord affects the family.

Email required Address never made public. Marital relationships are established with the peeacock purpose of providing companionship to each other. The struggle, one can readily see is not without purpose and the aim peacodk to achieve cdy sort of harmony.

She is caught in the net of inescapable. Jill rated it liked it Nov 19, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. Life to him would mean death to her. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Her own house is presented as a prison in disguise.


You are commenting using your Twitter account. Jun 23, Taranum rated it it was ok.

Cry, the Peacock by Anita Desai

Her dark house appears to her like her tomb and she contemplates in it over the horror of all that is to come. She describes how dssai danced and produced a remarkable impact on her mind: She knows that she is haunted by a black and evil shadow, her fate and the time has come.

Sreelekshmi S Pillai rated it it was amazing Feb 16, This is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. Though she is fond of possessing books by Tagore, Keats, Shelley, she hardly ever reads them.

She therefore, looks upon him as an antagonist and her psychic problem becomes an existential one. You are commenting using your WordPress.

Seeing her morbidity, her husband warns her of her turning neurotic and blames her father for spoiling her. HubPages and Hubbers authors may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.

The book is about a lady deszi has been brought up by a doting father without being exposed to the realities of life.