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. 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. Abha Dawesar is a novelist and an artist. New York’s weekly magazine Time Out listed Abha Dawesar as one of 25 people who will make their Babyji,

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So I didn’t actually review this novel. With the world of adulthood dancing before her, Anamika confronts questions that would test someone twice her age. This is not a book most American publishers would accept! But I won’t, because we should speak of both best and worst. What dawexar 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.

Is she a lesbian? Aug 29, Jagriti rated it did not like it.

About Abha Dawesar

Mar 13, Jennifer added it Bwbyji At home she sneaks off to her parents’ scooter garage to read the Kamasutra. The author of several books of fiction, Dawesar has also bwbyji short stories in anthologies and articles. This page was last edited on 29 Decemberat Despite her serious and studious demeanor, Anamika’s confidence and determination makes her powerfully attractive, and she is not content with a single lover and is soon pursuing affairs and juggling lovers.

She currently lives in New York City. An internationally exhibited artist, enthusiastic cook, and avid science junkie, Dawesar can be reached via one of the many social media links on this page.

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The book is captivating and highly worth reading. Apr 29, Sally rated it really liked it Shelves: This is interesting fiction narrative style by the school going girl Anamika Sharma and her adventures. We’d spent two thousand years only to find out that we didn’t know. Ebullient, unfettered, and introducing one of the most charming heroines in contemporary fiction, Babyji is irresistible. The book is set against the backdrop of the Mandal Commission’s recommendations in that proposed almost doubling the number of places at universities reserved for the lower castes.

I rolled off of her with the sweet exhaustion of a man who has just hunted his dinner animal.

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I loved this one. Free of the burden of knowledge and therefore of any morality that proceeds from knowledge. Yet, bahyji, I felt dissatisfied. A strong, smart, independent-minded teenage girl. Anamika, however, sticks with bayji choice, rejects male advances, and, despite the danger of being stigmatised as someone who associates with a person from a much lower caste, is even prepared to teach Rani some English.

The old ones the book which 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. Despite the intensity of her passion, particularly for India, Anamika’s comic stiffness is evident in such amorous declarations as “I want to collapse my wave function into you. It’s quite a feat on the part of the author that she managed to make a story about an Indian lesbian teenage Lothario pedestrian and boring. Being gay is a Western construct.

A good coming of age story. To dawwesar other readers questions about Babyjiplease sign up. I had to go online and check various reviews and page counts to make sure my copy hadn’t xbha missing the last page!


About Abha Dawesar Abha Dawesar is a novelist and an artist. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Dawesar is a talented and brave writer to tackle some quite controv Intense, funny sometimes laugh-out-loud funnyeven a little harrowing at times. And I found the portrayal of her mix of awareness and ignorance about class and caste privileges convincing. Intense, funny sometimes laugh-out-loud funnyeven a little harrowing at times. There were few hard facts on which one could base a way of living one’s life.

Jan 05, Venessa rated it really liked it. I was afraid if I was too gentle she would use it to move away. The border between erotic and distasteful may be blurred for some, but you have got to admit: It held none of the satisfaction I had imagined. This is a very honest and true account of the year-old mind, but it goes beyond that to the complexities of self discovery amidst the search for meaning in a world filled with inequalities. This is the beautifully written and intriguing story of Anamika Sharma’s sexual awakening.

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. More By and About This Author.

Refresh and try again. Head Prefect at her school, she aspires to graduate daweswr excellent grades so as to be able to go on to college in the United States to study physics. Oct 16, Adi Halo rated it really liked it.

It’s probably a better book for the adult market rather than YA. 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.