About the BookThe book is a pioneering study of its kind, chronologically examining the novels of Anita Desai mostly from a female point of view. The book excels in formally analysing the character and situation relationship in the overall context of the feminine phyche which it thoroughly examines. The value of the book is immensely enhanced by a consideration of Anita Desai’s fictional technique. Dr. Gopal’s formal method is not a closed universe but cross refers to the social structure within which the situations manipulate characters and their destinies.About the Author/sN.R. gopal (b. 1964) achieved Bachelor and Master degrees in English from Kashi Vidyapeeth in 1987 and 1989. He completed his Ph. D. in 1993 on the novels of Anita Desai. Dr. Raj has published his research papers in scholarly journals and is currently teaching English in Udai Pratap Post-Graduate College, Varanasi. At the moment, Dr. Raj is working on the Post-Doctoral project on psychology and literary theory. He is also co-editor, along with Dr. Satish K. Gupta, of a forthcoming volume on American Fiction in Perspective : Contemporary Essays.
Dr. Raj is a member of International Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (Indian chapter), Indian Association for American Studies, and American Studies Research Centre (Hyderabad).