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Anita Desai

Anita Desai was born on June 24, 1937 in Mussoorie, India as Anita Mazumdar. She is a writer, known for In Custody (1994), The Village by the Sea (1991) and In Ismail's Custody (1994). See full bio »

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In Custody
In Custody Writer
In Ismail's Custody
In Ismail's Custody Writer of 'In Custody'
HARDtalk Extra
HARDtalk Extra Herself


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 1994 In Custody (novel) / (script)
 1991 The Village by the Sea (TV Series) (book)
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 2005 HARDtalk Extra (TV Series)
- Anita Desai (2005) ... Herself
 1994 In Ismail's Custody (Video documentary)
Writer of 'In Custody'

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Other Works:

She is the author of the following novels: "The Peacock" in 1963, "Voices in the City" in 1965, "Bye-Bye, Blackbird" in 1971, "The Peacock Garden" in 1974, "Where Shall We Go This Summer?" in 1975, "Cat on a Houseboat" in 1976, "Fire on the Mountain" in 1977, "Games at Twilight and Other Stories" in 1978, "Clear Light of Day" in 1980, "Village by the Sea" in 1982," "... See more »

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She is a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. See more »

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