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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Only when Anamika goes too far and forces herself on Sheela does the latter reject her, at least for the time being. This is the beautifully written and intriguing story of Anamika Sharma’s sexual awakening.

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The old ones the book dawesqr I read years ago, so don’t remember much about it but just that it’s a story of a girl who is something something something. Dawesar returns to her Indian roots, placing Anamika in the heart of a class-divided Delhi, juggling the pressures of being both a student and a lover. Excellent story with lots of unexpected twists.

I knew then that I would always be in her grip, because like my other India, the greater India, she had a hundred different daweaar. She was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts fiction fellowship and is the author of the novel Miniplanner. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It has no character development, no forward movement for our protagonist, and no point to the story.

About Abha Dawesar

No trivia or quizzes yet. So I didn’t actually review this novel. The one thing I like about this book is that it does not shy away from sexual scenes. She also realizes that feminism in India still has a long way to go in order to catch up with developments in the West. The author of several books of fiction, Dawesar has also published short stories in anthologies and articles. At school she is an ace at quantum physics. Even I found my eyebrows rising a bit while reading the narrator’s thoughts about life and love and sex.


I bit her round shoulders as if they were apples, then her stomach and her knees, her toes and her back, the round lobes of her bottom. What an amazing novel about a sixteen-year-old girl who has affairs with a girl in her class, her maid, and a woman her parents’ age.

Jun 18, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: Hinduism ] as a crutch for the masses, so it wasn’t even a consideration. I did not see her that way or rather, she is no more that way than any other teenager: She’s also cruel, manipulative, and severely self-absorbed.

I noticed that my biting had caused her to start breathing heavily, so I replaced my teeth with my lips. In contrast to this scenario is Animika herself, a budding intellectual who devours books—among other authors, she has read DostoevskySartreKundera and Bradbury zbha reads Nabokov ‘s Lolita during her trip to Kasauli—and at school excels at dawewar and physics.

Your email address will not be published. This is interesting fiction narrative style by the school going girl Anamika Sharma and her adventures. She is a very boy-ish girl, both in appearance and in the roles she wishes to play.

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Dec 29, Robin rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The only problem was the ending. The three simultaneous ” affairs ” she has in the course of the novel are all secret, and all with members of her own gender: However, the book is also a bit disturbing, and I think the author does a terrible job handling the issue of sexual assault- I don’t want to give too much away but I’m happy to share more thoughts on this if you’d like.


This book was wildly entertaining. Abha Dawesar is a novelist and an artist. Apr 29, Sally rated it really liked it Shelves: I love everything about this book.

There are categories for everything. It refreshed me after reading a few glum books.

I didn’t like this story because of the above reasons. Apr 16, Francis Franklin rated it it was amazing Shelves: And it’s not something that could be written by an American in the U. If she really didn’t want me to she could scream or move away or kick me. I wanted to fuse myself with her.

The story is so wonderfully intense for the entire length of the novel and the ending just doesn’t have the final release I had been expecting.

I get it, I just didn’t like it. I gathered different parts of her flesh between my lips and kissed her all over, in the opposite order in which I had bitten. Sixteen-year-old Anamika Sharma, the first person narratoris a bright young student aware of her privileged position within Indian society. Anamika was beyond her years in one way but to ahead of herself in others. Apr 07, Gina rated it it was ok. Great for days you can’t think hard. I can’t wait to finish it and read it again, then pass it on too all my friends.

Babyji is a novel by Abha Dawesar first published in Books of the Week.