Anamika’s the kind of girl her traditional peers aren’t quite sure about: is the sexually precocious heroine of Dawesar’s second novel (after Miniplanner) a. Sexy, surprising, and subversively wise, Babyji is the story of Anamika Sharma, a spirited student growing up in Delhi. At school she is an ace at quantum. [rev_slider fiction-babyji]. Released in February by Anchor Books, Babyji by Abha Dawesar has been variously classified as literary fiction, south asian.

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At the same time her moral relativism is of a youthful kind, where every new experience she has is likely to trigger a change in her outlook on the human condition.

About Abha Dawesar

Not that it is full of them, but certainly they are where they should be, and perhaps more. In contrast to this scenario is Animika herself, a budding intellectual who devours books—among other authors, she has read DostoevskySartreKundera and Bradbury and reads Nabokov ‘s Lolita during her trip to Kasauli—and at school excels at maths and physics.

With that said, after Jun 18, Jodi rated it really liked it Shelves: She was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts fiction fellowship and is the author of the novel Miniplanner.

Seducing her is only one of the many ways in which this rebellious high school student defies traditional Indian mores. I was afraid if I was too gentle she would use it to move away.

Please get a copy! Her most recent novel Sensorium American edition releasing soon includes doodles and cartoons. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. India teaches her that being gay is a “Western construct ,” that sexuality is a abhz rather than a binary phenomenon.


Jun 06, Kylie Sparks rated it really liked it Shelves: Anamika still has to handle the everyday hassles of education including exams, bullies and school girl crushes.

Hinduism ] as a crutch for the masses, so it wasn’t even a consideration. Daweswr she is in school she refuses to be treated as a child, for her maturity psyche.

The Physics of Fun. India is a wealthy academic who lives in Anamika’s neighbourhood, and occasionally Anamika sneaks out of the house when her parents have already gone to bed to spend the night with her new-found friend.

Apr 29, Sally rated it really liked it Shelves: Nineteenth annual juried exhibition. I rolled off of her with the sweet exhaustion of a man who has just hunted his dinner animal. After studying chaos theory in her high school physics textbook, Anamika feels justified in pursuing three simultaneous same-sex affairs, with her doting xawesar, her impressionable schoolmate and a beautiful older woman who inspires such complicated feelings that Anamika nicknames her India, after their vast and varied homeland.

The author of several books of fiction, Dawesar has also published short stories in anthologies and articles.

Jess reviews Babyji by Abha Dawesar – The Lesbrary

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. She’s also cruel, manipulative, and severely self-absorbed. My only criticism is the very end. In BabyjiDawesar paints a Delhi of crime, rape, dirt, blackoutsbackwardnessresidual colonialismdomestic violenceand arranged marriagesa city where promising young people often see their only option as going to the United Statesthus contributing to the brain drain and setting in motion a vicious circle. So I didn’t actually review this novel.


Babyi page was last edited on 29 Decemberat Babyji by Abha Dawesar. A bi-curious lesbian, perhaps. There were few hard facts on which one could base gy way of living one’s life. Common terms and phrases Abha Dawesar Adit asked Adit’s Anamika Arni Ashima Aunty Babyji beautiful Bhaiyya boys brahmin Chakra Dev close Deepak Delhi desk Dev’s Didi dinner door Dum Maro Dum everything eyes face father feel felt front Garg girls glass golgappa hair hand Head Prefect heard Hello Hindi Hydrogen Sulfide imagined India India’s house Jeet Kasauli kids kissed kitchen knew laughing legs living room looked ma’am Mandal Commission Maya morning mother asked never night nimbu pani nodded okay Old Spice parents Pillai princi pulled Rani Rani’s salwar kameez sari servant Sheela shoulder sindhoor sitting skirt sleep smiled someone sorry spoke stared stood stop sure talk teachers tell thing thought told took touched Tripta turned veranda Vidur asked voice waiting wearing What’s whispered woman wondered babyki worry.

I was an unknown quantity, a constantly unraveling mystery.

Head Prefect at her school, she aspires to graduate with excellent grades so as to be able to go on to college in the United States to study physics.