Famous Indian Women : Anitha Desai

  • Anitha Desai is a world famous Indian novelist and Professor of Humanities at the MIT.
  • She was born in 1935 to a German mother and a Bengali father.
  • She was shortlisted three times for Booker prize and received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1978 for her novel - Fire on the Mountain.
  • Booker Prize-winning novelist Kiran Desai is the daughter of Anitha Desai.
  • Her famous books are In Custody, Clear Light of Day and Fasting, Feasting etc.