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Fasting, Feasting Summary
Anita Desai

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Fasting, Feasting Summary

Plot Summary

Anita Desai's novel of intricate family relations plays out in two countries, India and the United States. The core characters comprise a family living in a small town in India, where provincial customs and attitudes dictate the future of all children: girls are to be married off and boys are to become as educated as possible. The story contrasts the life of the main character, Uma, the family's older daughter, with Arun, the boy and baby of the family. Uma spends her life in subservience to her older demanding parents, while massive effort and energy is expended to insure Arun's education and placement in a university in Massachusetts.

Despite Uma's thirst for knowledge, she is removed from the convent school she adores in order to care for her new baby brother, Arun, as well as her parents. It is a role she maintains throughout her life. Uma is...

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