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 ofthe University of Delhi. She came in to Intentions with her books like Cry the Peacock, Voices in the City, Clear Light of Day, Fire on the Mountain and many more. She Won National Academyof 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.

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