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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Climbing the stairs she finds her cgy suddenly speeding past them in a state of great alarm. Listening to the cries of peacock in the rainy season, she realizes that she should never sleep in peace. Email required Address never made public. Kartik Patni rated it it was ok Oct 25, So boring and slow that it numbs one’s mind and puts one in a waking coma. Thinking of her unhappy marriage, Maya reflects with deep concern: You are commenting using your Facebook account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Shifna rated it liked it May 31, There is no rest anymore- only death and waiting. Thus, she murders her husband in a fit of insane fury and commits suicide.

Cry, the Peacock by Anita Desai

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Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. Maya seems to be innocent and extremely sensitive.

The matrimonial bonds that bind the two were very fragile and tenuous. Jun 23, Taranum rated it it was ok. Since I do not own a copy, I guess it is time that I get one, and write a detailed review on Goodreads.

She was alone at home with deszi her father who was a lawyer with her after the death of her mother and her brother deeai gone to America to carve his own independent destiny. I read through the first 20 pages with much enthusiasm, but it quickly turned into revulsion for the style of writing employed here and I skimmed through several chapters only to find that the subject hadn’t changed at all.

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

She wants demonstrative love and does dessi has to loud displays of love. Mum’s old copy of this book and it seems obvious that it was subscribed to college lit majors- she had underlined every mention of the “drums” and the ominous “dancer”. Cry, the Peacock by Anita Desai. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.

While others have been removed from her life in a subtle way, her murder of Gautama is her most daring act. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data.

Also, the death of her pet dog starts a chain of reminiscence and reverie. In the first place, Peacocm has been deprived of the love of mother, brother, and later her father. This is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. Trivia About Cry, the Peacock.


This novel Cry, the Peacock exposes an impression of marital incongruity and unhappy conjugal life. We partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites.

As symbolized by her name she stands for the world of sensations. This novel presents an impression of the marital incoherence and encountered conjugal life. A very weird book on the whole, not exactly what I’d call enjoyable.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Despite all the luxurious, the home still lacks the vital family spirit. No other writer is so much concerned with the life of young men and women in India cities as Anita Desai.

However, the element of companionship is sadly missing in the relationship between Maya and Gautama. Her daughter, the author Kiran Desaiis the winner of the Booker prize.

Anita Desai is one of the most famous Indian English novelists. The novel portrays the inner emotional world of Maya who is the victim desaii city life. I am in Love and I am dying. I am in need of one. To view it, click here.

With them, I trembled and panted and paced the burning rocks. It is that — my loneliness in this house. He agreed znita accompanied her to the roof lost in his own thoughts. Want to Read saving…. To ask other readers questions about Cry, the Peacockplease sign up. Challenge a Reader, Challenge a Leader.