Anita Desai Quote
Anita Desai Travel Quote: Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.
Anita Mazumdar Desai was born in Mussoorie, India on June 24, 1937. Anita Mazumdar Desai is an Indian novelist and the Emerita John E. Burchard Professor of Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
She was a student at Queen Mary’s Higher Secondary School in Delhi and received her B.A. in English literature in 1957 from the Miranda House of the University of Delhi. She came into Intentions with her books like Cry the Peacock, Voices in the City, Clear Light of Day, Fire on the Mountain and many more.
She and her husband, Ashvin Desai have four children, including Booker Prize-winning novelist Kiran Desai. Her children were taken to Thul (near Alibagh) for weekends, where Desai set her novel The Village by the Sea. For that work she won the 1983 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, a once-in-a-lifetime book award judged by a panel of British children’s writers.
She Won National Academy of Letters Award and Fire on the Mountain for the Novel Fire on the Mountain. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Girton College, Cambridge and Clare Hall, Cambridge.