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Babyji - A Novel
Babyji - A Novel

Babyji - A Novel

by Abha Dawesar

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Product ID:15992

Language

English

Publisher

Penguin

ISBN

0144000466 - Year: 2005 - Pages: 399

Binding

Paperback

Abha Dawesar

Author: Abha Dawesar
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 399
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0144000466

Description

A sexy, subversive novel about a schoolgirl and her quest to conquer love and life.

Anamika Sharma is the kind of girl you always hated: she gets perfect grades and, as head prefect of her school in Delhi, has vast authority over her classmates. But Anamika’s extracurricular activities are far from exemplary: she is at the center of a love triangle between a lower-caste house servant and an educated, older divorcee. On top of that, she begins serious flirtations with the most popular girl in school, the father of her best friend and the local bad boy. Anamika’s amorous indiscretions provide a colorful backdrop to her questions about morality, gender roles and social rank in modern India, resulting in a tantalizing and sophisticated coming-of-age story.
-Newsweek

An impressive balance between moral inquiry and decadent pleasure.
-Publishers Weekly

From the moment Abha Dawesar dropped me slap-bang into the middle of Anamika’s complicated life, I found myself fascinated. How often does one encounter a sixteen-year-old who applies her preternatural intellect not only to her far-ranging sexual conquests but also to quantum physics and Indiaís complex caste politics? Irreverent yet tender, compassionate yet hard-hearted, precociously wise and undeniably sexy, Dawesar’s Anamika channels a wonderful new Indian reality. More power to her.
-Meera Nair, author of Video

An intelligent, thought-provoking and thoroughly enjoyable read.
-India Currents

What you’ll love: Fervid scenes of sexual discovery and the fevered vagaries of Anamika’s adolescent mind shimmer in unabashed detail.
-The Washington Post

A sweet and exciting gust of fresh air.
-Time Out New York

Contents

Unbuttoning Lady X
Cycling on Saturday
The Physics of Fun
Utthak Baithak
All Men Are Alike
The Queen of My Heart
Cheapads
Sex-ed
Sagai
Freelance
Mandal
Self-Immolation
C Molecule
The Fauji
Papa
Hulla Gulla
Backward Caste
Death
Kasauli
Dum Maro Dum
Birds of Paradise
Hello, World!
Chemistry Lesson
Back to School Special
The Beast
Dawat
Rolle’s Theorem

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