Partition as a backdrop in clear light of day

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Clear Light of Day by Anita Desai

Set in Indias Old Delhi, CLEAR LIGHT OF DAY is Anita Desais tender, warm, and compassionate novel about family scars, the ability to forgive and forget, and the trials and tribulations of familial love. At the novels heart are the moving relationships between the members of the Das family, who have grown apart from each other. Bimla is a dissatisfied but ambitious teacher at a womens college who lives in her childhood home, where she cares for her mentally challenged brother, Baba. Tara is her younger, unambitious, estranged sister, married and with children of her own. Raja is their popular, brilliant, and successful brother. When Tara returns for a visit with Bimla and Baba, old memories and tensions resurface and blend into a domestic drama that is intensely beautiful and leads to profound self-understanding.
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CLEAR LIGHT OF THE DAY by Anita Desai in hindi

Clear Light of Day

While Clear Light of Day deals mostly with the Das family and their private relationships, fears, and dreams, it is also set against the backdrop of one of the most momentous events in the 20th century: the independence of India from Britain and the separating of India and Pakistan. The Indian independence movement began as early as the s and gained some ground in the s with the formation of the Indian National Congress, but it began to achieve prominence from the s onward when Mahatma Gandhi became its leader. Nevertheless, when the war ended, it was clear that the demand for independence was widespread. Congress and the Muslim League dominated elections and the new British prime minister, Clement Atlee, favored independence. In response to this, the Mountbatten Plan would divide British India along religious lines; however, this was flawed because many Muslims lived in Hindu-majority India and Hindus and Sikhs lived in what would be Pakistan.

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