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International Journal of Research in English

Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part B (2024)

A feminist study of Anita Desai’s diamond dust and other stories


Dr. Suporna Mitra


One of the most distinct features of the post-independence period is the emergence of short fiction as a distinct literary form. Ruth Prawar Jhabvala, Anita Desai, Shashi Deshpande, Bharati Mukherjee etc. enriched the Indian English short stories. Most of them have taken this form secretly and tried to focus on familial relationships, women in transition and other feminist issues.
Anita Desai who came into prominence with her first novel, Cry, The Peacock and consolidated her position as a novelist in subsequent novels also tried to present lyric awareness of her thematic choices. Her first collection of stories Games at Twilight and Other Stories is a collection of studies of relationships familial, psychological and man-woman relationship. Her second collection of short stories entitled Diamond Dust and Other Stories is different in thematic focus because it has diasporic and feminist issues.

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International Journal of Research in English
How to cite this article:
Dr. Suporna Mitra. A feminist study of Anita Desai’s diamond dust and other stories. Int. J. Res. Engl. 2024;6(1):69-72. DOI: 10.33545/26648717.2024.v6.i1b.163
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