Cry, the Peacock” by Anita Desai is an excellent Novel about the marital disharmony. The married life of Maya and Gautama is mutually. Her maiden novel Cry the Peacock evinces Maya’s quest for liberty from novels of Anita Desai for almost all major characters, who form the pivot of novel and. CHAPTER II. CRY, THE PEACOCK. Anita Desai holds a significant place in modern Indian English novel. As a novelist of considerable merit, she has enriched.

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Refresh and try again. Karen Alexander rated it it was ok Dec 08, She loses herself in the enjoyment of beautiful sights and sounds. Xesai 31, Sundarraj Kaushik rated it it was ok.

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ComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. She says that she loves Gautama, rarely shows her love in deeds. Cry, the Peacock is the story of a young girl, Maya, obsessed by a childhood prophecy of disaster. I am in need of one.

She is seen as a neurotic, introvert and love-famished character, a victim of the inadequacy of human relationships. The excessive love Maya gets from her father makes her have a lop-sided view of life.

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In her state of agony and depression, she is reminded of the albino astrologer’s prediction that in the fourth year of her marriage, there will be a death, either hers or her husband’s. She wants demonstrative love and does she has to loud displays of love.

For Suummary it is only a push, for Gautama it is death. Maya suffers from pdacock and experiences rages of rebellion and terror. How I want to love. Seeing her morbidity, her husband warns her of her turning neurotic and blames her father for spoiling her.

‘Cry, the Peacock’ by Anita Desai

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The Albino astrologer had once told her that either she or her husband would die within four years of her marriage. Email required Address never made public. The trouble with Maya is that she fails to realize that each one is a different individual — who necessarily thinks, act and behaves in a different manner from others.

This is surprising that from the written word, I carry an image of a “sound”, that is the peacock’s aanita. The cry of peacock is the cry of the natural instinct of a woman who is unfulfilled. Dec 13, Bhavesh rated it it was amazing. To view it, click here.

This is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. Thinking of her unhappy marriage, Maya reflects with deep concern: It’s very very interesting and one of my favourite novel of Desai ji. She is endowed with searching psychological insight and often peeps into the inner recesses of the psyche, rather than merely presenting the outer spectacle of the world; the oeacock field of imagination is her unfailing reserve.


Kartik Patni rated it it was ok Oct 25, When I come across a book that I have read a long time back such as this onethere are not many outpourings to give. It was now to be either Gautama or she. Passing out of the room, Maya catches sight of bronze Siva dancing and prays to the Lord of Dance to protect them.

Anita Desai’s Cry, the Peacock: Published June 1st by Orient first published Email required Address never made public. The terrifying words of the prediction, like the drumbeats of the mad demon of Kathakali ballets, ring in her ears and unnerve her. Aneri Arya rated it really liked it Dec 27, Maya does not grow up mentally which results in suffering. There is no rest anymore — only death and waiting. Gautama, on the contrary is gentle and patient smmary her, except those times when she is too unreasonable.

Cry, the Peacock

I summxry the theme. After marriage Maya has to leave her father. You can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. Shaikh Naveed rated it liked it Mar 11, To make herself free from the burden, Maya recedes to her past and fantasizes her childhood days.