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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The novel portrays the inner emotional world of Maya who is the victim of city life. Passing out of the room, Maya catches sight of bronze Shiva dancing and prays to the Lord of Dance to protect them.

So agonizingly uneventful that you could skim through the entire book and not miss much. Sreelekshmi S Pillai rated it it was amazing Feb 16, The married life of Maya and Gautama is mutually opposed. God, let me sleep, forget, rest.

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Javascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis. Fill in your details below fry click an icon to log in: It shows her sensitiveness. The loving attention of her father makes Maya oblivious of the deadly shadow, but as her husband fails to satisfy her intense longing for love and life, she is left to the solitude and silence of the house which prey upon her.

What is real to her is shadow to him, what are facts and hard realities to him have no interest for her.


This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. 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 anifa a husband-wife relationship.

‘Cry, the Peacock’ by Anita Desai

Her own house is presented as a prison in disguise. The colorful world has been presented to reveal a dark side of evil and ugliness.

The excessive love Maya wnita from her father makes her have a lop-sided view of life. This pampering spoils Maya and makes her crave for attention all the time. To view it, click here.


To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: For Maya it is only a push, for Gautama it is death. She is presented in the novel as a woman who longs for pleasures of life. ANu Kuriyappilliyil rated it it was amazing Mar 08, Since I do not own a copy, I guess it is time that I get one, and write a detailed When I come across a book that I have read a long time back such as this onethere are not many outpourings to give.

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Anita Desai, in her wondrous, modernist style details the gorgeous story of a young girl plagued by a prophecy of fatal disasters. Maya has romantic love for peackck beautiful, the colorful and the sensuous; Gautama is not romantic and has no use for flowers. And four years it was now.

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

I heard their thirst and they gazed at the rain clouds, their passion as they hunted for their mates. Anita Desai was born in They walk towards the terraced end, Maya looking enraptured at the pale hushed glow of the rising moon.


Life to him would mean death to her. You are commenting using your Facebook account. How Peacpck want to love.

No other writer is so much concerned with the life of young men and women in India cities as Anita Desai. 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 leacock up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.

Dance and dinner cause her headache.

The matrimonial bonds that bind the two were very fragile and tenuous. After marriage she expects her dry to play as father with her. She got all the attention from her father. She knew she was going insane.

Dec 13, Bhavesh rated it it was amazing. This is used to prevent bots and spam. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The trouble with Maya is that she psacock to realize that each one is a different individual — who necessarily thinks, act and behaves pwacock a different manner from others.

After her marriage, she expected the same from her husband who also was a lawyer. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.