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Clear Light of Day Summary
Anita Desai

Everything you need to understand or teach Clear Light of Day by Anita Desai.

  • Clear Light of Day Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Clear Light of Day Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Clear Light of Day Summary

Plot Summary

Part 1 focuses primarily on Tara. Having just arrived to visit her home and family, she takes in her surroundings, and the reader is introduced to the house and family members primarily through her eyes.

Part 2 centers primarily on Bim, and goes back in time to when the siblings were children. The reader is given a view of Bim that is very different from the woman who is introduced in Part 1. Bim is forced to nurse her sick brother to health and to care for her sick aunt, as well as caring for Baba, who will always need to be cared for. That summer, the children's mother falls ill and dies, and their father dies soon after, in a strange car accident. Bim is left as head of the household and accepts the responsibility she has been dealt.

Part 3 goes back even farther in time, to when the children...

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Study Pack

The Clear Light of Day Study Pack contains about 57 pages of study material in 2 products, including:

Clear Light of Day Study Guide

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Clear Light of Day Lesson Plans contain 112 pages of teaching material, including:

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