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  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Orient Paperbacks; New edition edition (31 Dec. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8122200850
  • ISBN-13: 978-8122200850
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 12.1 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 787,428 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful By dhavalpathak on 24 July 2004
Format: Paperback
cry the peacock is a novel written by anita deasai,the woman who is fever of woman,it indicates the position of woman in the india and special of the time in wich she write the novel,according her woman needs something more than accomodation
because women are soft at heart they always need one kind of support from any one .in childhood she needs the backing and love of parents and after marriage she required that kinf of attention by her husband.her husband is not a bad man infact he is rationalist. he thinks in logical way.the problem is understanding they unable to set with ther the nature of their partners.in cry the peacock maya is hyper sensetive and his husband gautam is logical.
so it`s a nonviolance story ,but it is open ended novel,anita desai wants to proper answer from the reader
that`s why she was not complete it .
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Losing your mind! 3 May 2000
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Format: Paperback
This author is really good. She is a highly skilled narrator with a keen sensitivity to detail. It is, in fact, that detail which makes warrants the 4-star rating. It must be said, however, that this is not Ms. Desai's best work. The character development in this book is not up to par. Of the two characters in this book, Maya and Gautama, only that of Maya has been adequately developed. While it is true that the book is a study of Maya, - her self-absorption, her weakness, her narrow perspectives, her dependence on her husband and her father, her delusions about her love of life - Gautama's character needs to be better defined if only as a point of juxtaposition, to better describe Maya as it were. Desai does other things in the book very well though. It is a good trip through Maya's life and her mind, however shallow her character, because Desai alternately draws the reader into a complicity with Maya and also a distance from her.
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Feminine fancy and reality 7 April 2000
By gladys dsouza - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
A good, poetic book which evokes feminine fancy and reality with a blend of silky smoothness and coarse roughness. Maya is smooth and silky whereas Gautam is rough and coarse. This book makes you feel, perceive and then act. Anita Desai has a tragic vision of woman's life, and she has combined an intricate and sensitive style of her own with the quintessence of reality. The book explores the turbulent and emotional life of Maya, the character, and 'Maya' the illusion itself. Maya the character bends and breaks whereas illusion stays.
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