Cry The Peacock: A Critical Evaluation


  • Vivek Kumar Gupta Research Scholar, Department of English & M.E.L. University of Allahabad, U.P., India,University of Allahabad image/svg+xml


Psychoanalysis, Diaspora, Nightmare, Prototype


Anita Majumdar Desai is a Sahitya Akademy Award winning writer. She received this award for the novel Fire on the Mountain in 1978. She has fourteen novels to her credit. As a novelist she has been shortlisted three times for the Booker Prize successively in the years 1980 for the novel Clear Light of Day,1984 for the novel In Custody,1999 for the novel Fasting, Feasting. She was born in Mussoorie on 24 June 1937. She is an Indian novelist and the Emeritus John Burchard Professor of Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was born to a German mother, Toni Nime, and a Bengali businessman, D.N. Mazumdar.


Desai, Anita. Cry, the Peacock, New Delhi: Orient Paperbacks, 1980. Print. (All citations are taken from this novel)

Jain, Jasbir. Writers of Indian Diaspora. New Delhi: Rawat Press, 1998. Print.

Nawale, Arvind M. “An Escape from Madding World: Maya in Anita Desai’s Cry, the Peacock”. Ed. Nawale Arvind M, Anita Desai’s Fiction: A Study through Different Perspectives, Delhi: B.R. Publishing Corporation, 2011. Print.




How to Cite

Vivek Kumar Gupta. (2016). Cry The Peacock: A Critical Evaluation. The Creative Launcher, 1(1), 76–83. Retrieved from