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Book Title: The Village by the Sea: An Indian Family Story|
The author of the book: Anita Desai
Edition: Allied Publishers Limited
Date of issue: 2000
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"Lila is thirteen and her brother Hari only twelve, yet as the eldest children of a poor Indian family fallen on hard times they feel responsible for looking after their young sisters. Their mother is seriously ill, needing constant nursing, and their father, who is out of work, spends most of his time in a drunken stupor.
Seeing no way out of their poverty, Lila and Hari are forced to accept it and desperately they try and keep the family together. Then one day Hari goes to Bombay and suddenly things begin to change.
How the gentle Lila copes while Hari is away and how Hari, a simple village boy, finds himself a job in the city and eventually comes home with positive plans for the future makes for a marvellous piece of storytelling. Anita Desai here creates a vivid picture of a family, of life in a small Indian village and of all the teeming hustle and bustle of Bombay."
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Read information about the authorAnita Desai was born in 1937. Her published works include adult novels, children's books and short stories. She is a member of the Advisory Board for English of the National Academy of Letters in Delhi and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in London. Anita Mazumdar Desai is an Indian novelist and Emeritus John E. Burchard Professor of Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has been shortlisted for the Booker prize three times. Her daughter, the author Kiran Desai, is the winner of the 2006 Booker prize.
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