Kiran Desai Summary

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Essays & Analysis (7)

361 words, approx. 2 pages
[The following is a favorable review of Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard.] This enchanting first novel [Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard], set in the Indian village of Shakhot, details the agreeable cha... Read more
263 words, approx. 1 pages
[In the following review, the critic offers a largely laudatory assessment of Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard.] Escaping the pressures of a family urging him to become somebody, a young man, fired fro... Read more
192 words, approx. 1 pages
[In the following review, Stuhr offers praise for Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard.] Desai's first novel is a wild, sad, humorous story about the oldest son of an eccentric family in a small Ind... Read more
203 words, approx. 1 pages
[The following is Seaman's favorable review of Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard.] Desai joins Arundhati Roy and other young, lyric, and original Indian writers engaged in transforming fiction wi... Read more
797 words, approx. 3 pages
[In the following review, Carnell offers a largely positive assessment of Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard.] Reclined beneath a rickety electric ceiling fan, in his stifling family home in the northern... Read more
376 words, approx. 2 pages
[In the following review, Patterson applauds Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard, calling it both an "impressive debut" and an "amazingly assured debut."] Sampath Chawla, the y... Read more
687 words, approx. 3 pages
[In the following review of Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard, Jaffrey praises Desai's "huge imagination," and declares the author's work "a dizzying Hindi film of a n... Read more